Who will pay the dinner

@creb11 (416)
China
May 9, 2007 6:58am CST
When you eat out with your friends who will pay the dinner?Do you worry about it ever?I like eat out with my friends ,but i am not a rich man,so most time we go Dutch.How about it in your coutry?How will you do?
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@oxygen4u (53)
• India
9 May 07
well me and my frndz decide it before we go out to eat, usually we devide the bill.
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@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
Oh I think it is hard for me to say that to my friends,but it is a gooe method.Thank you.
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
9 May 07
When I go out with friends one of two things happens. If we both pretty much eat around the same thing, we will just split the check by how many people are there. However, some of my friends don't always think this is fair (and I don't blame them, especially when one person orders a sandwich and the other gets a three course meal). So when this happens, we each pay for our own meals and then contribute accordingly to the bill. When I go out to eat with my boyfriend, he usually pays. However, since I am making more money now than when we first started dating, I will pay about half the time now.
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@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
It is a good idea,I will try it.I hope I can pay all the time,it maybe means I earn lot of money.lol
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• United States
9 May 07
When I go out with my friend we all pay for our own dinners. Since we are not rich we go to places that we know that we can afford and still have a great time. This ahs always been the best way for us. However one day when I am able I wouldn't mind taking turns on buying dinner at times.
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@emjay9 (249)
• Philippines
9 May 07
it depends on why you went out. if it's a treat then don't insist to pay. let your friend be happy and pay for what you eat. lol when we go out we go for dutch because we don't have jobs or we're not the rich kids. but sometimes i have friends who volunteers to pay and their reason is "it's okay, we seldom see each other this days."
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
You are right,it depends why you went out.I think all of your friends can happy affter dinner is most impotant.
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@emjay9 (249)
• Philippines
10 May 07
totally!there's no money that can amount to the joy that you had over eating together and catching up ;)
@magnet (2087)
• United States
11 May 07
I pay for my food and they pay for theirs. If I feel like paying for everyone's food I don't tell them until after they order. If people think you are going to pay for their food they will order the most expensive meal on the menu.
@creb11 (416)
• China
13 May 07
Oh if I tell my friends I pay the dinner they would not order the expensive food.I thind you must earn more than you friends.lol
• Malaysia
11 May 07
money - money money money..money!
yeah usually we'll go dutch too. but sometimes if i eat with some of my guys friends, they'll pay hehe..
@creb11 (416)
• China
13 May 07
Wow you have lots of good friends.(:
@zer0charly (5618)
• Philippines
10 May 07
when me and my friends will go out..of course we will make sure that we do have money..because,we know for the fact that we are all poor.lol!just kidding..we pay for our own bills..but if one of our friends told us that he/she will treat us,then thats the time that someone will pay for our bill.
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
That is good person who said he would pay.lol But in my country no one will say they would pay the dinner at most time.Maybe we are not rich enough.
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
10 May 07
We often pay for ourselves. Sometimes my friends pay for others before we go to a restaurant. If nobody say anything before leaving, we often pay for ourselves. If a friend is in trouble, we don't ask him/her to pay, we often pay for him/her. Last three months, I had a crsis in money. so my friend pay for me. And I often pay for her when she is in trouble. My English is not well. Dutch means that you pay for yourself, right? Can you understand my words? Please correct my mistakes in the last paragraph, thank you.
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
Yes, Dutch means pay for youself,if I ssy "AA" will know that.It seems that you have lots of good friends.My friends always treat me,because they have job now,but sometimes I do not want to go as I do not have enough money treat them as return.What shoule I do?
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
9 May 07
It very much depends on situation. IF I am inviting them to go out for dinner to a restaurant, then ofcourse I would not allow to any other pay, only I would pay the bill. Sometime if I am not inviting also I pay the bill occasionaly. And definitely sometime some other friends pay. If someone is invinting specially for some celebration then that person would pay.
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
Yes I do like you.But sometimes it is not do well.I do not know how to do when my friends treat me a lot.Thank you.
• China
9 May 07
It depends the concrete situation. If my friend invite me sincerely i won't pay for the dinner, if we just go out for dinner may be i'll pay for it.
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
I did this like you before.Good respond,thanks.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
9 May 07
When we were friends, we used to go for dutch. Now, as we all are earning, we compete to pay the bill.
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
You have lots friends.And earn you own money is important.
9 May 07
I often try and talk my friends into leaving without paying for a giggle but no one ever wants to do it so we just go dutch or one will pay and the ohter will pay next time.
@creb11 (416)
• China
10 May 07
Good friends,I also have friends like you.Thank you!
• Philippines
15 May 07
Eating free is not practiced here. lol. Or at least with me and my friends. There is no such thing as a free meal. We have this phrase in the Philippines "KKB", it means you pay your bill, i'll pay mine. Whenever a friend of mine calls and invite me for a dine out, she usually asked "kkb?" then i say sure, it is better than paying her dinner as well. lol. Even if we went out as a group, it is usually KKB, i don't expect anyone to shoulder my drinks.