This Harvard Business School professor was overcharged $4 for Chinese takeout. Now he's going to make them paaaaaay!

Ben Edelman ordered from an outdated online menu. Now he wants justice.

You've got to be kidding me. A Harvard Business School professor, presumably with nothing better to do, recently got into a ridiculous email exchange with a local family-run restaurant over a $53.35 order of Chinese takeout. His issue? He had apparently been overcharged four bucks. Oh helll no! Fight the power, bro.

Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

Ben Edelman, an associate professor who teaches bizness n' shit at Harvard Business School, was appalled that he had been charged an extra dollar for each of the dishes he ordered last week from Sichuan Garden's Woburn location. (He had apparently ordered from an outdated online menu.) So he emailed the restaurant for clarification, setting off a chain of increasingly patronizing legalese messages.

Boston.com posted the trail of emails between Professor Edelman and Ran Duan, who manages The Baldwin Bar located inside Sichuan Garden. Behold, as Mr. Edelman demands to be refunded triple damages for the egregious overcharge against him. That's twelve whole bucks, baby.

I am sensitive to anyone who thinks a business or organization is trying to cheat them for profit, whether it's four or four hundred bucks. But Edelman goes into asshole professor mode real quick here, and for that shit, I can give zero sympathy. He strikes me as the kind of guy who always has to have the last word. I can't wait to see what happens when he gets the "authorities" involved.

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