There are times when I’m out to eat and I get the bill that I don’t even check it. I just reach for my credit card and pay it. Now a couple of things can happen that will cost you extra money. One, there could be a mistake on the bill. One time when I did look at the bill I noticed that it wasn’t even my bill. I would have paid $30 more when I paid the bill for guy sitting next to me. And two, when you are part of a party of 6 or more, some establishments automatically tack on the gratuity to ensure that their servers are compensated properly. If you don’t check the bill you may pay the tip twice; once when they add it and again when you add it.
So next time you’re out to eat, check the bill, you may save yourself some money.