A young couple was at my table, they were probably 16. She was WAY over dressed for Red Lobster and a movie but it was cute. He went to pay and his card was declined.
I felt SO horrible walking back to the table. he said there should be plenty in his bank account and I asked if he had put gas in his car before the date.
He said he filled up his truck, some gas stations here hold the amount twice on a debit card after a certain hour and it drops off the next day. The poor kid was so embarrassed he had no idea what to do.
My boss paid for his meal, my tip, and gave him money for the movie they were planning to go to. Kid came back in 2 days later with all the money to pay my boss back.