A young woman was caught in a heated argument after she told her friend she would not subsidize her extravagant dinner.
Abbey recently went out with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday and the women decided to split the bill equally for convenience.
But Abbey noticed something was wrong as she calculated everyone’s share.
“We noticed that our friend Sarah had ordered a lot more food and drink than the rest of us,” she revealed on Reddit.
“When the bill arrived, Sarah seemed taken aback by the total amount and sheepishly admitted that she underestimated how much she had ordered.”
A woman became caught in an argument after refusing to pay for her friend’s dinner.
Abbey turned red when Sarah suggested that the group split the bill equally anyway, reasoning that it would be fine since everyone contributed to the celebration.
“I couldn’t shake the feeling of injustice,” he wrote.
“I had only ordered a main course and a non-alcoholic drink, while Sarah had indulged in multiple appetizers, cocktails and desserts.
“Splitting the bill evenly meant I would end up paying for a portion of Sarah’s extravagant meal that didn’t sit well with me.”
Abbey also added that Sarah refused to share her food with anyone else and consumed it all herself.
She revealed that the atmosphere at the dinner soured after she refused to split the bill and that several of her friends were divided over who was in the wrong.
Many people took Abbey’s side and shared her anger at splitting the bills equally.
“That’s why I’m picky and paranoid about who I go out to group dinners with,” said one. ‘When you order, tell the waiter how to split the bill. Avoid this nonsense. For the record, Sarah ruined the mood by demanding that people fund her indulgences.
‘Everyone looked at the menu, looked at the prices and decided what they wanted. “He knew exactly what he was doing,” noted another.
A third shared: “I’ve been in situations where I’ve asked for more, or more expensive, I just add more to my portion of the check.” “I don’t expect everyone else to cover it.”
But some didn’t see the big problem with sharing the burden.
‘How much more? As a general rule, if you agree to split the bill equally, you assume this risk,” one man wrote.
Another asked: ‘Does it happen frequently or was it a one-time thing? We always split the bill evenly when I go out with friends, even though some of them don’t drink.
‘You agreed to the equal division in advance. It was always possible for someone to order a lot. I hope the difference in bills is worth losing friends because after that I wouldn’t invite your cheapskate to my birthday dinner,” said one woman.