Post # 1
Planning a trip with a bunch of friends so I volunteered to shop for the food, plan meals etc. The problem, I’ve planned for a couple of meals and forgot that 1 friend wanted to cook a meal with things from her home country. To me this isn’t a big deal but it is to another friend who is apparently a super picky eater who wanted to eat what we originally planned. Another big deal, splitting the cost. I paid for all the groceries up front and split the cost by the number of people. I thought the cost was pretty good $10 for 2 days worth of food. Now people are complaining about that. Moral of the story is I’m eating some of the extra costs and I’m NOT volunteering to do this again! ARRRRRG lol.
Post # 3
Always have folks pay up front. If you don’t get all the money, then don’t follow through with the plans. Or, those who don’t pay, don’t eat!
Post # 4
That sucks :(. I would just say if you don’t contribute the $10, than bring your own food. I’ve always been in the “everyone bring your own food” category. I don’t eat as much as most people do & I know people who eat 2 or 3 times what I eat! But $10 for 2 days? I don’t see why people are complaining! I could easily spend $10 on 1 meal for Darling Husband & I. Hopefully its all food you like & you can keep what wasn’t paid for & eat it so your food & $$ doesn’t go to waste.
However, if I agreed this & the person got different food from what we discussed, I probably wouldn’t want to pay for it either if its stuff I don’t like/ wouldn’t eat.
Post # 5
Only $10 for 2 days, my group would be jumping at that opportunity. I think our trip when 2 people bought all the food, I think we still paid $15 or $20 per person for 2 days worth of food.