Utah is a pretty conservative state overall and that filters down to places of employment. It is common to have company travel policies prohibiting the reimbursement of alcoholic beverages. Personally this isn’t an issue as I don’t drink alcohol, but it does lend itself to some comedic moments.
I recently took a trip to London for work and while there visited a restaurant called Pizza Express. As I looked at their menu, I decided on a traditional Margherita pizza with tomato and Mozzarella. The food was fantastically fresh and was very enjoyable.
When I got home, I turned in all of my receipts for reimbursement. I received this email from our accounting department the following day.
I have a question about the Pizza Express receipt. Your receipt includes a margarita with no note that it is virgin. I will need your confirmation that it is indeed virgin otherwise it cannot be reimbursed.
To which I replied:
Margharita is a type of Italian pizza with tomatoes and cheese – not an alcoholic drink.
Have any of you ever had some reimbursement shenanigans happen?