Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Split the bill or don't split the bill?

I've been notified by my friends about rumours of my "calculative" and stingy ways. One of good examples that I've been stingy is splitting the bill. Basically, I have no memories what kind of wrong I did to that person. But, as far as I know, probably that person's boyfriend or idiotic friends
has a lot to say about it, that the rumour about me being stingy and all that still sticks around, until now.

What do think about being stingy or cheapskate is going out on a date , trying to manipulate your partner telling him/ her to order the cheapest meal . THAT is cheapskate. I don't see what is wrong with splitting the bill.

Let's say you and gal/ guy went out for a first date. Your partner has no obligation to pay for whole bill. Why not split the bill?.. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH SPLITTING THE BILL?!
YOU THINK YOUR PARTNER IS MADE OUT GOLD ?!... being in a relationship is not about sucking blood from your partner, if it is, then that person should be shot, drown, steamrolled over and chopped into pieces properly counseled.

The reason behind splitting the bill is because both of are working adults. If you don't start with this habit of splitting the bill, then money is definitely going to make a very good argument in your relationship. (I know they are a lot of people who disagree with me on that, but I welcome your flaming comments). It's a courtesy as well.

Hey man, no offense to those who are willing to pay for their partner. Probably they have good reasons to do that, but I'm not going to argue on that today. So, be proud that you're splitting your bill with partner / date / whomever you're going out with for the first few times. Maybe in future dates, it's okay that you pay for your partner once in a while.

That's my 2 cents worth. Now.... I'm waiting for comments.

haha... seems like I found out why I couldn't get 2nd dates because I didn't show the courtesy to foot the bill. haha.. okies. My colleagues and trainees also pointed some intresting stuff, the intention to foot the bill shows that a person is a gentleman. In the case of a date, the guy who asked the gal out should foot the bill. If the gal is considerate person, eventually she'll split the bill with the guy as well. Well, good lesson learnt everyday.


MaN|acZ said...

got quite some response from my colleagues and friends,

will update the blog posts later.

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to foot the bill then don't ask her out to restaurant...
As simple as that. At the end of the day you are the one asking your date out. So you are entitled to choose the program!

If you ask my opinion, not only don't I foot the bill, but I make my date pay for it :-). She usually does it happily and best of all, most often does she ask me out rather than me asking her...

Cheers, buddy.

For obvious reasons I won't reveal my identity here. I don't wanna be burned out! :-D

MaN|acZ said...

just tell me if you're someone I know, you don't have to mention your name.

if you aren't, then it's okay because I'm glad at least there are other readers on my blog.

about what you said. unfortunately not everyone shares the same opinion with you.

I won't mind paying for once or twice. If your date pays for meal willingly, I don't think I can stop her as well.

so.. are you two on serious relationship now?