£400 on eating out in one week - aibu?
berki · 07/12/2019 15:06
Just had a massive bollocking off of my dad who now thinks I am beyond irresponsible. I am a grown woman!
This is by no means a normal occurrence. I feel weirdly embarrassed and anxious now which is making it all the worse.
I've just started my first grad job in London - making good money (for a singleton at least). In my defence, there have been A LOT of Xmas meals and drinks this week and I've spoilt myself (going through a breakup). Could have gone for cheaper options but I've literally thought "fuck it". Have also ordered deliveroo for breakfast to cure a hangover - not sure I've ever done that before.
AIBU to think yeah it's a lot but as a one-off and in the context of Xmas it's understandable and my dad should back off - he's offered looking after my account! Don't see the point of being bad to feel shit about it now.
It isn't ideal but I can "afford" it for one month. Does seem a massive waste tbh.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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beautifulxdisasters · 07/12/2019 15:08
Why does your dad even know what you've been spending on food?! I don't think that's something I've ever discussed with mine!
Do you live at home - I could understand him being a bit more annoyed about it if you're supposed to be saving up to move out?
Celebelly · 07/12/2019 15:09
It is a lot of money, but if you can afford it and are having fun then whose business is it otherwise? I presume there's no dripfeed that you're £20,000 in debt, so spend your money that you earn how you like and don't feel guilty for it. You earned that money, not anyone else.
Butterymuffin · 07/12/2019 15:11
Yes, how and why does he know? You're an adult and it's your choice, unless there's some massive backstory here where he's already paying off massive credit cards debts for you.
Tbh it is a waste, but if you can't waste money when you're young and have just got your first proper job, then I don't know when you can. Fuck it.
Tell him no thanks to the offer to 'look after' your account.
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