Some people’s greed knows no bounds.
Ben Edelman, associate professor at Harvard Business School, ordered what he thought was $53.35 worth of Chinese food from Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant in Boston’s Brookline Village.
Edelman, sharp as he is, figured out that he was overcharged by $4 dollars.
Read Edelman’s emails to Ran Duan, whose parents founded Sichuan Garden, below. In the exchange, Edelman harasses Duan in an attempt to get $12 from the restaurant after they overcharged him $4. Edelman also says things like:
Keep in mind, the average salary for a Harvard Associate Professor is $120,900 a year.
Here’s what Duan had to say about the whole fiasco: “I have worked so hard to make my family proud and to elevate our business. It just broke my heart.”
Read the full email exchange between Edelman and Duan below.