Normally when I get a telemarketing phone call, I say, 'No thank you' and hang up immediately. For some reason, I failed to do this one time and got roped into magazine subscriptions. When all was said and done, I'm paying $40 a month for 5 magazines; payments go for 2 years but the subscriptions run for 4. And I didn't win the ski boat. :-(
Once DH and I treated DS and two of our friends to a tapas restaurant that everyone raved about. $55 per person, plus drinks, and we barely got any meat. I don't know if it was a slow night and so the manager was holding back, or what, but the waiters with the meat would come out, serve us each a tiny piece (like a McNugget sized piece) then disappear, not to return for 30 minutes. Refills on the side dishes brought a spoonful of beans or 2 pieces of plantain. I was not happy.