Skipping Out On The Check?


This past weekend Rachel met some new friends for drinks.  Well… her friends had multiple drinks while Rachel only had one glass of wine.  The group had been sitting at a table outside for hours, but when the sun went down everyone got cold so they moved inside to order another round.  At that point, Rachel needed to get home so she didn’t order another glass.  However, she ended up staying and chatting for another half hour.  Finally, she said her goodbyes and left – without paying for her drink…  Oops!

When she got home, Rachel realized what she had done and felt horrible and embarrassed.  Her wine was only $8, but she doesn’t want her new friends to think she skipped out on the bill.  She got texts from all of them saying they should meet up again soon – so it seems they didn’t even notice…

Should Rachel keep her faux pas to herself, or should she come clean and apologize for not leaving any cash?

Tell us what you think!

 

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4 Responses to “Skipping Out On The Check?”

  1. Susan says:

    If her friends ordered several rounds, they probably didn’t notice an extra $8 for her drink. She should make sure to pay her fair share (and perhaps a little extra next time), but drawing attention to her faux pas could create unnecessary awkwardness. However, if someone mentions it, she should be ready to apologize and pony up the extra cash.

  2. Simone says:

    Absolutely come clean!
    Trust me, someone noticed, even if they were gracious enough not to say anything.

    What she should do is text back with an “OMG, I accidently forgot to give you money for my drink, and next time we get together I’ll make sure to put in an extra $10.00 to make up for it”

  3. lakw says:

    what Simone said, definitely!!! in fact, I’d add a ‘thank you to whomever covered for me’ to the text, too!

  4. Sue says:

    I agree with Simone 100% but I would ask additionally something to the effect “or do I owe need to get the money to one of you sooner” in the event that the next get together is not imminent.

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