One couple from Washington was surprised and happy to find that their server gave them a discount for having âwell behaved kids.â
Laura King, her husband, and three kids went to an Italian restaurant to have dinner on Friday.
The children, aged two, three, and eight ate food and discussed racecars, zebra jokes and other topics while they feasted on pizza, pasta and mushroom ragu.
âThey were just being their normal selves,â King said. âOur server came to our table and just really thanked us for having exceptionally behaved children.â
When they finished their meals, the server brought them a bowl of ice cream to share and gave them the tab. The tab was discounted by $4 for âWell Behaved Kids.â
âA pleasant surprise after a lovely meal,â King wrote on her blog. The image of the receipt became a hit on Reddit.
Sogno di Vino is owned by Rob Scott, who said he offers free desserts to families who have well-behaved children.
But Scott had never given a family a discount before.
Scott said the children said âpleaseâ and âthank youâ and stayed in their seats for the duration of the meal.
âSogno di Vino means âto dream of wine,ââ he said. âIt doesnât mean Chuck E. Cheese. We love Chuck E. Cheese, they do a great job. Thatâs why you go to Chuck E. Cheese, so the kids can play.â
King said she always teaches her children good manners, especially when they are at a restaurant. She knows the frustration rowdy children can cause at restaurants, as she used to work in one.
âWe eat most of our meals as a family around our kitchen table,â she said. âIt is one of the ways we come together throughout our week to talk about our lives, to catch up and to share our love.â
âOur kids are also encouraged to pick up on general etiquette at the table. That same etiquette occurs when weâre out at dinner.â
She said the discount was a pleasant surprise, but they donât expect it everywhere they go.
âWe donât expect handouts for acting respectful of the folks who bring us our food. But it certainly makes you feel good when someone else notices your kids in a positive light,â she said.