Out of line?
Claudia1980 · 09/10/2018 22:44
Hi mums! We recently went out for dinner with another family to a new restaurant.
When it comes to paying I’m usually fine with either splitting the bill or paying for our own.
My friend was adamant we split the bill and said it was all very even anyway so I was fine with that.
However that night and the next day she peppered me with texts about how expensive the bill was, asking what exactly we ate, what our toddlers ate, and that her husband was going to talk
To the owners because he thought we’d been overcharged.
She then informed me that our bill cost more and her husband was really annoyed about it because money is so tight. But that she didn’t care (even though she went on and on about it!!)
I replied that it was them that wanted to split it in the first place and thought it was pretty bad manners to now be quibbling about it. I also think she is full of BS because they spend money like water on themselves.
I ended up forking our another $60 which I don’t believe we actually owed but I wasn’t having them saying we were ripping them off. The whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth and I think quite differently of them as a couple now.
BrushTheCatEar · 09/10/2018 22:49
YANBU Once you agree to pay the bill a certain way, whether you split evenly or pay for exactly what you had, you shouldn’t just decide to change your mind the next day! The bill must’ve been more than they thought but this is something they should’ve checked at the time. I’d think twice about going for a meal with these people again.
StoneofDestiny · 09/10/2018 22:58
Keep clear! We eat out for lunch with a group at times and one of the group always challenges the bill - 'I had one drink, you had two' etc. Cringeworthy. None of us are on a tight budget, and it all evens out eventually. Huge PITA to indulge in nit picking over a drink or a couple of pounds here or there.
It's the one with most money that does the most challenging (which is probably why they have the most money!). Never ever do they challenge it when it's to their advantage!
Angrybird345 · 10/10/2018 06:35
You gave them an extra 60 after the meal?? I wouldn’t have done do. Cfs. Steer clear.
HomeMadeMadness · 10/10/2018 07:04
YANBU. It would be one thing if you'd been buying bottles of wine all over the place then you insisted on splitting the bill. It's very rude to decide to split the bill then quibble about it afterwards. I wouldn't be in a rush to eat out with them again.
Claudia1980 · 10/10/2018 08:33
No I never saw it. I tried to add up what we had and there is no way we owed $60. I’ve no idea how the final bill came out with us owing $200 for a fairly simple meal! So annoying. Live and learn I guess!!
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