What the fuck is with people who think that, because they know the owner well, that the staff is not going to ring their drinks?
If my boss says ring it in or you’ll lose your job for theft, then I ring it. If the boss says so and so drinks what they want, comp tab, then you’re good.
But If you think you’re going to get a hookup based on your relationship with the owner, that’s your problem. Until I’m told otherwise, you get no discount on shit. So don’t act put out or offended when, at the end of the night, you have an actual tab, that you really have to pay, and tip on, like it or not.
To do otherwise is stealing from my boss, which I won’t do. Yet you, Mr Douchbag, will punish me with no tip, or threats of using your clout with the owner to cost me my job, because you have to pay for what you ordered.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.