At restaurant with friends, bill comes around what do you do

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#1 Posted by culture_den (216 posts) -

Do you split it up evenly, such as a bill is $100, party of 5, so $20 each (regardless of how much each person ate, even someone just had the bread and some water)?

Do you pay just what you had, are you one of those people?

Or do you take turns paying the entire bill, basically taking turns for it being your treat.

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#2 Posted by johnd13 (8836 posts) -

Everyone pays what they had. Seems fair to me.

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#3 Edited by Master_Live (18177 posts) -

In my case, everyone carries their own weight.

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#4 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

I ask when I sit down to have my bill separate from the rest. Easier.

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#5 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Individual bills.

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#6 Posted by megagene (23132 posts) -

We pay the amount for what we ate plus tip. Doesn't make sense to split it evenly if someone had a steak dinner while someone else just had an appetizer.

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#7 Edited by shellcase86 (2702 posts) -

We pay our own bill. I'll buy rounds at the bar but not dinner and a sit-in. The exception if it's like the drive-thru late night type of night. Then it's all fair to divy up the pot or front the money for the group.

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#8 Posted by lamprey263 (32106 posts) -

I pay my part.

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#9 Posted by thegerg (17823 posts) -

It depends.

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#10 Edited by Ring_of_fire (15747 posts) -

i pay what I eat

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#11 Posted by deeliman (3655 posts) -

@Ring_of_fire said:

i pay what I eat

You pay what you eat? Food doesn't need money, you silly!

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#12 Posted by Serraph105 (30117 posts) -

Everyone pays for what they got, hell my friends make sure we get separate bills.

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#13 Posted by RadecSupreme (4824 posts) -

Usually when we go out as a group, everyone pays for their own unless it's a special occasion where one of us wants to make an invitation and pay.

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#14 Posted by Flubbbs (4482 posts) -

get my bill seperate

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#15 Edited by KiIIyou (27171 posts) -

I eat the bill

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#16 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

If someone didnt really eat, I would let it slide and maybe tell that person to just leave the tip.

But I know if Im with a group and I only eat a tiny bi, they wouldnt let it slide...

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#17 Posted by Chevolutionary (23293 posts) -

Split the bill between how many people are there, you vulgar pikeys. If someone's eating a steak and you're just getting a bowl of salad and a glass of water what the **** are you doing meeting friends in a restaurant? Grow up, or don't be such a money scrimping ass bitch.

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#18 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

@Chevolutionary said:

Split the bill between how many people are there, you vulgar pikeys. If someone's eating a steak and you're just getting a bowl of salad and a glass of water what the **** are you doing meeting friends in a restaurant? Grow up, or don't be such a money scrimping ass bitch.

why cant you pay your own bill?

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#19 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

@Chevolutionary said:

Split the bill between how many people are there, you vulgar pikeys. If someone's eating a steak and you're just getting a bowl of salad and a glass of water what the **** are you doing meeting friends in a restaurant? Grow up, or don't be such a money scrimping ass bitch.

That makes no sense at all. Why should your friends pay for your meal?

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#20 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4830 posts) -

Always get individual bills.

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#21 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

I divide it up equally, unless the price of what we order was disproportionate

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#22 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

pay for our own

or

If one of us owe each other money. They get to pay the bill no matter if it's higher

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#23 Edited by helwa1988 (2154 posts) -

Everyone pays their share.

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#24 Edited by chicknfeet (15630 posts) -

Depends on the people I'm with. If it's a close friend(s), I don't mind paying the entire bill because we have formed that type of relationship. They will pay for me one time, i'll pay for them one time...give a penny, take a penny.

If we are going out to a special type of restaurant like a tapas bar, then I don't mind doing an even split.

If it's just a day out at Bennigan's with a group of acquaintances, then everybody pays for their own meal.

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#25 Posted by DaBrainz (7721 posts) -

My friends don't have as much money so I try to pick up the tab when I can.

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#26 Posted by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

I pay for what I eat, plus tip if they deserve it.

@-Renegade said:

@Chevolutionary said:

Split the bill between how many people are there, you vulgar pikeys. If someone's eating a steak and you're just getting a bowl of salad and a glass of water what the **** are you doing meeting friends in a restaurant? Grow up, or don't be such a money scrimping ass bitch.

why cant you pay your own bill?

He's the one getting the steak and 10 beers.

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#27 Posted by thegerg (17823 posts) -

@Chevolutionary said:

Split the bill between how many people are there, you vulgar pikeys. If someone's eating a steak and you're just getting a bowl of salad and a glass of water what the **** are you doing meeting friends in a restaurant? Grow up, or don't be such a money scrimping ass bitch.

The money scrimping bitch is the one who doesn't want to pay for their own meal.

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#28 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6951 posts) -

Individual bills, plus individual tips.

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#29 Posted by Praisedasun (504 posts) -

I go to the toilet,until someone pays.Then I come out.

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#30 Posted by MysteryJ0ker (98 posts) -

separate checks.

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#31 Posted by junglist101 (5479 posts) -

I make a conscious effort to only dine out with people who are like myself and will fight over who gets to pay the entire check.

There is one cheap son of a bitch and his wife who I HAVE to eat out with every once and a while. These two always run up the bill more than anyone else and every time want to split the bill evenly. They never ever offer to pay the entire bill even though they have been covered by everyone a number of times. These are the same assholes who would gladly come to my house and drink all my expensive liqueur and then tell me byob next time I go to their house. Why do I even bother with these two? Well, unfortunately we're related.

FYI it makes everyone at the table seem like cheap poor fucks when everyone gets out their phone to do math and starts haggling over the bill...

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#33 Posted by nait2k4 (79 posts) -

I feel socially awkward in public, so I avoid the issue by only getting drive-through, and eating on my own in the darkened corners of car parks.

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#34 Edited by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

@nait2k4 said:

I feel socially awkward in public, so I avoid the issue by only getting drive-through, and eating on my own in the darkened corners of car parks.

only thing i dont like about eating in public is if people are starring at me while eating. i hate that shit stop starring at me while im eating my food!

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#35 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (467 posts) -

Everyone pays their own bill. I've never heard of doing it any other way.

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#36 Posted by solidruss (24065 posts) -

Split er up, you'll find very quickly that there's always one in a group that tries to get someone else to pay thier way.

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#37 Posted by Crunchy_Nuts (2749 posts) -

Everyone pays their share, seems like the fairest way to do things. Unless someone volunteers to pay.

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#38 Posted by TheHighWind (5145 posts) -

Say you have to go to the bathroom and quickly go out the front door, drive home, and turn off your phone.

Jk, I like to pay for everyone's meal, if I have the funds for it.

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#39 Posted by Horgen (113946 posts) -

@megagene said:

We pay the amount for what we ate plus tip. Doesn't make sense to split it evenly if someone had a steak dinner while someone else just had an appetizer.

Pretty much how we do it.

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#40 Posted by culture_den (216 posts) -

@junglist101 said:

FYI it makes everyone at the table seem like cheap poor fucks when everyone gets out their phone to do math and starts haggling over the bill...

Wow at some of these posts, ^ ^ this post is exactly what was going through my mind when people said they split it up down to... down to outright separate bills, I mean maybe it's the different culture speaking (you're all americans obviously, westerners etc, basically non-Arabs right) but why not get separate tables while you're at it, separate friends, separate everything? Really am amazed and surprised at some of the responses, this must be culture shock.

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#41 Edited by deactivated-57e5de5e137a4 (12929 posts) -

Pay for what you had unless you invited them all. Then you'd pay for it all.

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#42 Edited by deactivated-57e5de5e137a4 (12929 posts) -

@culture_den said:

@junglist101 said:

FYI it makes everyone at the table seem like cheap poor fucks when everyone gets out their phone to do math and starts haggling over the bill...

Wow at some of these posts, ^ ^ this post is exactly what was going through my mind when people said they split it up down to... down to outright separate bills, I mean maybe it's the different culture speaking (you're all americans obviously, westerners etc, basically non-Arabs right) but why not get separate tables while you're at it, separate friends, separate everything? Really am amazed and surprised at some of the responses, this must be culture shock.

You leave no room for argument or hurt feelings if everyone pays their own. There's no risk to the relationships.

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#43 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -

I pay for what I ordered. If we ordered food to share we divide the bill.

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#44 Posted by thegerg (17823 posts) -

@culture_den: What's so shocking about people paying for their own meals?

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#45 Edited by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

Unless there is some sort of an ocassion that warrants me to pay for someone else, you'll find me saying "shake those wallets bitches".

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#46 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12217 posts) -

Split it. It's just how my friends and I have always handled it.

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#47 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (985 posts) -

we all take turns paying, by either the person who ordered the most, or someone who hasn't paid in a while.

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#48 Edited by RadecSupreme (4824 posts) -

@culture_den said:

@junglist101 said:

FYI it makes everyone at the table seem like cheap poor fucks when everyone gets out their phone to do math and starts haggling over the bill...

Wow at some of these posts, ^ ^ this post is exactly what was going through my mind when people said they split it up down to... down to outright separate bills, I mean maybe it's the different culture speaking (you're all americans obviously, westerners etc, basically non-Arabs right) but why not get separate tables while you're at it, separate friends, separate everything? Really am amazed and surprised at some of the responses, this must be culture shock.

Well first off, I'm Colombian not American. Second of all, what does paying seperate bills have to do with getting "separate friends, separate everything"??? Not everyone can afford to pay everyone's bills although there are exceptions like special invitations where one of us wants to invite everyone else, however that is not the norm especially as college students working sub-par jobs. We aren't materialistic and vain people like many Arabs who have to pretend or show off to be rich. Who gives a crap what people think or what "you appear as" when you go out to eat as friends as long as you have a good time.

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#49 Posted by Serraph105 (30117 posts) -

@culture_den
said:

@junglist101 said:

FYI it makes everyone at the table seem like cheap poor fucks when everyone gets out their phone to do math and starts haggling over the bill...

Wow at some of these posts, ^ ^ this post is exactly what was going through my mind when people said they split it up down to... down to outright separate bills, I mean maybe it's the different culture speaking (you're all americans obviously, westerners etc, basically non-Arabs right) but why not get separate tables while you're at it, separate friends, separate everything? Really am amazed and surprised at some of the responses, this must be culture shock.

Why should others pay more if I want a steak while they prefer a salad? Or vice versa? My friends and I don't base our friendship on whether or not we chip in for each other's dinners.

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#50 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37589 posts) -

Depends
Generally split
But if one person orders 47 cocktails and the rest of us are drinking water
Might divide it a little differently