DON’T MESS WITH MY MONEY!!!
So I had to wait about two weeks to write this just to give myself time to mellow down. I didn’t want to add too many extra thoughts because of my feelings at the time so here goes.
Now I will not provide names or give detail of the people involved in order to save myself from getting upset all over again and putting each person out on the world wide web.
Two weeks ago we took the birthday woman out for lunch. There were six of us at the table enjoying ourselves just chatting it up and laughing. We’ve gotten our food and mid way through the waitress comes to the table and asks how the bill will be paid. Now I have in mind that we each pay for our own meals which consist of three couples but the birthday woman quickly says “it’s all together.” Me and the person sitting across from me look at each other like what the heck is she talking about and is she paying for her own birthday meal to be talking for everyone. Now I hate to step on the toes of people who have been on this earth way longer than me so I didn’t say anything because I’m an extremely nice girl (hence the title), but I wanted to say in the nicest way possible “hey, hey now your not paying for any of this so you just sit back and enjoy yourself and let everybody else worry about how the check is going to be paid.” But of course that was not said and we all kept eating.
Now everyone is full of great food and sitting around waiting for the bill but before that someone has a brilliant idea to get the restaurant to sing Happy Birthday while they bring out a cake (no one at the table knew about this but one other person). I have to add that this is not the usual free piece of cake restaurant’s give out when they do their singing. No! This was a whole freaking cake that looked like it should have cost maybe $5, but of course I didn’t say anything because I knew for darn sure I wasn’t paying for that (A Walmart cupcake would have been better but hey who am I). So the song has been sung and everything turns back to normal and that’s when the bill comes out. Of course its layed on the table in the middle where I’m sitting and I look at it to see how much this bill is that no one has offered to pay but the birthday woman has offerd to put all on one bill. $125 *gratuity added.
Now I’m the type of person where my bank account is continuously running through my head all day long subtracting what I spend from what I have and also how long I still have from my next check. I’ve been like this from my first account I’ve opened. I always know what I have and what I want to spend and when to stop myself from spending.
Now that you know how my money mind works back to my story!
So I’m looking at this bill with all six peoples order on it and the person with the brilliant idea to get the cake says “Oh I’ll put $20 down for the cake they brought out.” In my mind im thinking “Umm ok so what about what you ate and got full off of” but of course my nice girl syndrome has kicked in and I just look at her with I’m sure a look that wasn’t quite nice. The birthday woman says “oh ill put some change down.” Now why the heck would the birthday woman put money on a bill when this whole event is for her. Now the person I was with wasn’t at the table for some reason or they would have taken it upon themselves to work this whole matter out but I was forced to. Ugh! Of course!!
I get up from the table with the check and look it over with my money mind and get to figuring out what I’m paying for, me and my other half, and here comes the brilliant cake lady asking me how much am I paying and when I don’t answer her she tries to rush me. Umm excuse me but I am not to be rushed when it comes to my money. So i say “well since we didn’t get the bill split up and I only have a debit card I’m just going to pay $40 and everybody else can pay with cash.” But of course everybody only has a debit card so its going to make it twice as hard for the waitress to complete her side of the transaction because it wasn’t split up in the first place. THANK YOU BIRTHDAY WOMAN!
In the end each person of a couple payed $40 on the bill and it was taken care of. My problem is for someone who isn’t paying a dime of the bill to take it upon themselves to speak for everyone and have one bill and for another person to only want to put $20 down just for the $5 cake that was brought out astonishes me.
When it comes to my money I get extremely protective because I’m the one busting my butt to make my money so don’t mess with it in any way.
This pet peeve has been brought to you by an extremely nice girl thanks for reading!
Has anything happened to you that you’ve noticed is a pet peeve of yours?