Post # 1
Okay.. So i’m not the venting type… well at least on here… :o)
But anyway.. So tonight was my sister in law’s birthday. We went to a restaurant that was decently priced. We all drank, ate appetizers, had an entree and some dessert.
Now I brought $80 cash thinking that would be MORE than enough… but no.. not at all..
When the check came and was divided up.. 5 ways not 6 (becuase we pay for the birthday person (which not really true because my birthday my fiance paid for my meal we didn’t split it up)… it was $106 A PERSON.. so all i can say is thank goodness my fiance had to work tonight and couldn’t come. That would have been $212 a couple. Not like I have a wedding to pay for or anything….. lol
The meal was NOT worth that much at all.. most of the people said it was too salty or well done..
Am I being crazy??
Post # 3
Wow that seems like a lot! It probably was the drinks. This is why I have the waitress split the check even if it’s a little annoying for them.
Post # 5
It was the drinks… but geez… a steak, three drinks and a little spinach dip… not worth $106
Well the best part about the spliting the check thing is her PARENTS were there and got their own check.. didn’t offer to help pay for their daughter or dessert… just themselves.. that’s it! UGHHHHHHH
Post # 6
That would be why i hate just evenly splitting a check if drinks are involved.
I understand helping cover the birthday girls. To be honest, when I go out with friends, the birthday person never ever pays on their brithday. We make sure of it and if someone can’t split evenly because they are tight on cash – they make it up and pay more than their share next time.
But as for me – in particular – if I have one drink with a meal, it’s a lot. So even if the meal’s $30 and a drink is $9 plus let’s say $7 appetizers. That’s $46. Plus let’s say I’m covering part of birthday girl who ran up $120 tab. That’s still oly $46 plus $25.
$106 is a bit ridiculous.
Post # 7
Wow – I would be angry too! I am not a big drinker, and I would be so mad if I had to pay so much more because of other people drinking (except for the birthday girl).