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While I have never had a waiter try to claim my $20 bill was only a $10, I have had a grocery clerk in Mexico do that same thing (100 vs 200 pesos / about $10 or $20). After a few minutes of being persistent (and loud and a bit annoying) I guess he realized I could barely speak Spanish but could read the numbers on the bills and was competent at math.
Years ago, before debit card protections were improved, I had a middle-aged, highly educated friend who gave his debit card information over the phone to a chain fast food restaurant when placing a large order. The restaurant manager failed to tell him that they were out of several of the items he wanted. When he arrived to pick up the food, the manager refused to adjust the bill and instead gave him other dishes totally unrelated to what he had ordered. Despite being very angry, my friend was stuck with the full bill and food he didn't want.
If he had paid with an Amex, I think the manager would have adjusted the bill and not tried to push the unwanted other food on him.
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