Wife is horrified after her accountant friend sends her an INVOICE for their very first ‘romantic weekend away’ – complete with a spreadsheet ‘breaking down all costs for the CENT’
- An unnamed woman took to Reddit to piss her off after her boyfriend sent her an itemized $ 167.99 bill to cover her half of their trip
- She said she would have liked to pay for half of their weekend, but said she thought it was “weird” that her accounting partner treated her “like a client.”
- In her post, she shared that she and her boyfriend both earn ‘decent salaries’ and the money is ‘not tight’ for either
- She added that she ‘insisted on always going halfway on every date’
- The woman questioned her fellow Redditors about her response to his bill, asking if she was “right” to think his actions were “unreasonable.”
- Many users said she was fully justified in being ‘disabled’ by the bill
- Some urged her to express her feelings and tell her boyfriend that she is happy to pay, but a simple conversation about it is all it takes.
A woman expressed anger after her accountant friend sent her an itemized “bill” for a romantic weekend away – complete with a spreadsheet that broke down “all the costs” of the trip “down to the penny.”
The nameless woman did Reddit to share her relationship issues, ask other users for advice on how to handle the situation, admitting that she was less than impressed with her partner’s actions, and explaining that she feels more like his’ client ‘then felt his girlfriend.
In her post, she explained that both she and her boyfriend have ‘professional jobs with a decent salary’ and that ‘the money is not tight’ for either, adding that she has always insisted ‘on to go and halve an appointment ‘to earn clear that she doesn’t expect him to pay the bill when they go out.
Oh dear: a woman shared her anger after her boyfriend sent her a ‘bill’ for their first romantic weekend getaway together – splitting all the costs ‘by the penny’ (stock image)
But despite this, when it came to planning their ‘first weekend away together’, she said his behavior became somewhat ‘weird’ and ‘unreasonable’, revealing that he was initially ‘hesitant’ to even book the trip off fear that they might ‘split up before’ they left.
“We’ve been dating for a few months now, exclusively together for 3 weeks and this is our first weekend away together,” the woman wrote. ‘We just go to a nearby city (1 hour travel time), stay in an Airbnb and visit a tourist attraction. Not an extravagant trip.
Although he seems excited to go, he was a little hesitant at first and asked nervously, “But what if we split up for the trip?”
“ I thought this was a huge mood killer as we are in the honeymoon phase of our relationship, but I told him that since the trip only lasts overnight and is relatively cheap (under $ 200), it’s not really would matter if we canceled when it came down to it – or I could bring a friend. ‘
When she tried to suggest they book dinner at a restaurant, he was also incredibly reluctant, telling her that the eatery she chose looked ‘really nice’ but was also ‘super expensive’, and suggested that they would just get ‘takeaways’. ‘.
Even after these bumps in the road, the woman was still excited about her romantic getaway – until her boyfriend sent an itemized bill for the trip, breaking down all the costs ‘down to the penny’ in a move she described as ‘weird’ and ‘unreasonable’.
“He messaged me explaining how he had” broken down the cost of the weekend, “so he could book the Airbnb, tickets and tourist attraction tickets,” she said.
“He had included a spreadsheet with our names in it, literally breaking the cost of everything down to the penny, adding up all that I owed him $ 167.99.”
The Redditor insisted that her anger over the bill had nothing to do with anger at the expectation that she would pay her money, explaining that she was simply frustrated with the way her boyfriend approached the financial crisis.
“ I’m not at all tight with money and would happily have given him $ 200 to cover my share of the weekend (or I booked some things and balanced everything out) without having to bicker about petty fees like this one, ” she explained.
He’s an accountant so I understand he does a little bit of spreadsheets for a living, but this ruined the mood of the weekend for me.
‘I am his new girlfriend on a romantic weekend away, not a customer who sends an invoice with an overview of every penny. It feels so procedural. ‘
She then asked other Reddit users, ‘Am I right that this is weird / unreasonable?’
Many people agreed with her response, and some pointed out that this could be a warning that the couple is “ incompatible. ”
“It sounds like you might just have a different view of money,” one person wrote. “It’s not a red flag, but it’s a possible incompatibility.”
Another chimed in: ‘I think I’d talk to him about this, but you’re not wrong for being knocked out by this … I think the red flags to him are like some kind of cheap skate,’ what if we break up earlier? (imply that the loss of money will be more important than the loss of a relationship?) and then talk you out of a nice restaurant. ‘