So when you go out to dinner with multiple people or multiple couples, of then there is the one person or couple that has way more to eat or drink than everyone else. Then that same person says this when the check arrives, “want to split it equally?”
Slacker has been victim to this many times and usually just sucks it up, because it’s easier and he wants to make sure the server is taken care of. But the next time, he says, you have two options, either keep up with them or just say no. Steve may be frugal but he usually agrees to splitting the bill or even picks up the tab.
What do you think?
Random fact…I have been for many years and still am a server/bartender and the truth is, I make more money when I split the check up for groups and charge them for only what they ate and drank. On top of that, I love going out to eat and drink but can’t afford right now to pay for things that I myself didn’t consume, so there is no way I’m splitting a check equally with anyone who out drank or out ate me! If you’re worried about the server, and your pocket, politely ask at the beginning of the meal to split the check for everyone. Simple as that.
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