An interesting story is making the rounds online and while the threat may be real, it seems hard to believe that a collection agency will take the account.
A woman in Indiana — Amanda Burnett — went out a date with a man and when she declined the invitation for a second date by not responding to his text messages, the man sent her an invoice for her portion of the first date and threatened to send the account to a collection agency if the $39.52 balance was not paid.
Stunned, Burnett took to social media to post a copy of the invoice and share her incredulity at the man’s audacity.
The invoice included two drinks ($10 each for a Moscow Mule and a beer) and $14.50 for pulled pork tacos, plus a $1.99 processing fee, sales tax, and $0.47 in shipping and handling. At the bottom of the invoice, it said “Thank You For Your Business”. The invoice number was 69.
Interestingly enough, many people who took the time to comment on Burnett’s post sided with the man, saying that if she wasn’t interested in him, she shouldn’t have allowed him to pay for her meal.
Others suggested she pay the bill and then send him an invoice for her time, which would be billed at a much higher rate.