and I am pissed. Well, I've got to vent. Thanks to the HTF After Hours area, I guess I've got a place to do it. Tonite my wife and I went out to dinner. I am a very wallet-conscious person, especially away from home and work. I have a little 'nervous' habit. Whenever I go to a restaurant, I take my wallet out and check it to make sure that I have it, and to ensure that I have cash/cards to make the proper payment. I was doing this tonite as my wife decided that our table was too cold; we were sitting directly under an air vent and cold A/C was blowing directly on us. She asked the server if we could change tables. He found us a good one about 30 feet away. This happened right at the time I was checking my wallet. After we ate, I realized my wallet was gone. Then I realized that I had pulled it out to check it at our original table. I trotted right over to the original table, and realized that somebody had eaten there. Yep, I checked with the people sitting at the adjacent tables and with the server, and discovered that a young couple had been seated there after us...and that they had eaten rather quickly (WAY faster than we did, and we didn't dawdle), and then left. I smiled at the server with a knowing look in my eye, and said "well, I'm sure they paid cash, right?" Yeah, they paid cash all right. Probably my cash. But regardless, they certainly wouldn't want to pay with a card and leave any kind of trail. No, I know what I did. I distinctly remember pulling my wallet out, and checking the cards for the metallic flash of my platinum charge plate. To this 'earnest looking' (as the server described them), very-fast-eating, cash-paying young couple: A pox on you. May the wheel of Karma roll right back around and run over your sorry asses. Fuck you. As time passes, I find myself increasingly disillusioned with the nature of the general populace.