The other day I was at a nice restaurant (I know, I know, I make too much money) and I bit into a mushroom truffle pizza and pulled a rubber band out of my mouth. Because of that tiny piece of elastic, I got a free pizza, free drinks, and a free dessert.
Moral of the story?
BRING A RUBBER BAND WITH YOU TO NICE DINNERS.
Or, if you're going to IHOP, just bring a hair.