So frustrating. And I'm so sorry, but I cackled at this:
So not only did I get terrible service and bad food, I also stole it.
What an experience.
I have to say I'm surprised that people wouldn't go back and pay. I'd either take care of it next time I was in there, or more likely, drop by and have a nice fireside chat with the manager and pay then. He might potentially refuse to take the payment, but it's not about that.
It's not about how confused they are or if their books are closed for the day - I don't not pay for things I've received.
One time REI forgot to charge me for a backpack at their Seattle store. It was $90, so I don't know how I failed to realize it wasn't rung up. Anyhow, I stopped at the next REI going south on my way back to Oregon and had them charge me for it. They were really grateful, but that's not why I did it. I can't fathom not paying for something.
And now I'll step off my high horse, and leave it at that.