The hubby and I eat out quite a bit, and for the majority of our years together (What am I, 80?), he took care of the bill. And by “take care of the bill,” I mean, he takes out his credit card and signs the receipt. He doesn’t necessarily “pay” for the meal. Like most married people, we share our money.
After 17 years of taking care of the bill, the hubby has had enough. He has decided that I should begin taking care of it, which I don’t want to do. It’s been seventeen years, people! I’m not about to take over this duty – at least not without a fight, so I decided to come up with guidelines for when I would take care of the bill. Unfortunately, it started to get tough to remember the guidelines, so you know what the hubby did? He typed out a list of Restaurant Rules! Hilarious, right? When we went out to eat the other day, he took out a little crooked slip of paper from his wallet with the following information:
- Person with the higher total pays
- The entire meal is included in figuring total price — desserts, drinks, appetizers, etc.
- If tied, the female pays.
It is just me or is this really amusing? (Ha! The female pays. He doesn’t speak this way in real life.)
I think I have the upper hand because I usually eat chicken, which is typically cheaper, and I rarely order anything to drink aside from water. (Will the hubby finally start drinking water to avoid paying the bill??) And I usually am too full to have dessert. Win, win! Do you have married people dating rules? Do share. 🙂