I can’t pop home to get my card!
DOG GROOMER Deborah Farr, 48, is usually paid in cash, so rarely uses her card. But when she took daughter Izzy, 20, for lunch at Côte in Reigate, Surrey, they were told it was ‘strictly no cash, card only’.
But the pair only found out they could not pay with coins and notes when they spotted a small note on the dessert menu.
The mother-of-two had not brought a card with her and hoped a waiter would assure her she could still pay without one.
Instead, two employees insisted that she couldn’t, asking if she lived locally, as though she might be able to run home and get it. But Deborah was a 30-minute drive away from her home in Brasted, Kent.
Eventually, the restaurant manager relented and allowed her to pay with cash — but said she wouldn’t be able to give her any change. She then had to count out the exact notes and coins for the bill, which was about £45.
Deborah (pictured right), who lives with her husband Richard, 56, a tree officer, says: ‘It wasn’t a very relaxing end to our nice meal.
‘Out of principle, I feel I should be able to choose how I pay for something.’