Posted by Garcon on the rampage on April 29, 1998 at 02:25:36:
In Reply to: separate checks posted by Posted by: annieb on Sat Dec 28 22:17:17 1996 :
: Separate Checks - When you are dining with a group and the waitpersoncannot or willnot give separate checks or even checks for each couple.If you are with close friends it isn` too bad to just divide by thenumber of people, but if you are with a club or a with people who orderappetizers, wine and desserts and you are only ordering a basic dinner,you don` want to pay for all of their extras.
The reason is you don't say it up front. I know, I know, I'm supposed to read your mind. I can't do it very well yet though. One day maybe. It's a grand pain in my ass to go back through the entire bill and figure out who had what just because you were too giddy at being out to let me know that all 20 of you want some bizarre mathematic calculations performed with your bill. Although you all got what you ordered, I have too much going on to remember what goes on which bill when separated. Besides, why in the world are you eating dinner with people you would not be willing to pick up the check for in the first place? Or, if it's a club, why do need that many people around you when you eat? Dining is a personal experience best left to groups no larger than eight. Oh, another idea. Quit being such a cheap-ass and divide the bill evenly.
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