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The food....I wish you hadn't brought that up cause we split that 3 ways too at the store and I didn't think of that! But we also ate out several times too and I only paid for myself there, though.
I have observed several times that singles are expected to make more than our fair share of contributions compared to couples when it comes to shared consumables. For example, if a couple visits me for dinner, let's say they bring a bottle of wine. That's great. But when I go to their house, If I turn up with half a bottle of wine, people will say I am cheap! The inequality is most pronounced in pot lucks. Every couple and every single brings one dish, and the couple's dish is not necessarily bigger. And there us always too much food!
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The pitfalls of fishing trips
Old 09-06-2014, 07:25 PM   #42
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The pitfalls of fishing trips

We used to joke with a girlfriend of ours that we'd like to use "couple math" whenever she traveled with DH and me. You know...split the hotel room in half instead of thirds, since she got a whole bed to herself!
Kidding...kidding...but the joke came from a true story where that happened to her with some mutual friends.
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It was a 5 bedroom place. They had 2 rooms apiece for the kids and themselves and I had the one. The wives have jobs too so it wasn't divided that way either. I guess he just thought "three different groups" divide it by three. He is a good guy and not the screw you over or cheapo type. I just thought it odd. Of course I could have put my big boy pants on and said something too, but I didn't, so that's on me. The food....I wish you hadn't brought that up cause we split that 3 ways too at the store and I didn't think of that!
Umm...you say he's a "good guy and not the screw you over" type, but that's exactly what he did to you! How do you think he'd reply if you said "Why don't you and the other couple just pay my way for the room and food? It's just a rounding error in your totals compared to you, your wife, and the kids!". He would probably accuse you of not paying your own way - but they surely didn't pay for their own kids ways!

Hell...if that's the case, for the next trip, bring along 5 of your closest ER Forum friends to tag along, so our expenses can be borne by the other 2 families, and we'll reimburse you behind the scenes.
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I agree with OP that he got screwed.

I rented a car, drove BIL and SIL around in Italy paid tolls, a couple tanks of gas, and no offer to pay anything. Not even a thanks for driving.
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Well you were going there anyway. They were just along for the ride. jk

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Actually the reason we needed a car was that they wanted to explore off the beaten path with no train service

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