Coworkers getting dinner & drinks

The internet laughs at the ‘greedy’ woman whose booze bill took a chunk out of her rent

Internet commentators went into a frenzy after a man recounted how a night out with co-workers left a woman with no money for rent.

In a viral Reddit post posted to r/MaliciousCompliance, Reddit user u/babybopp (also known as the original poster or OP) said that the group agreed to split the cost of dinner and drinks equally, until a coworker was furious and demanded that everyone pay for the items they ordered and nothing else.

Captioned “Refuse to split bill equally…okay…”, the deleted post received more than 14,000 upvotes and 1,500 comments in the last nine hours.

“About 8 of us…ordered drinks and food,” OP began. “The bosses were in town and the bonuses [are] Just around the corner.”

Continuing to explain that the entire dinner ended up drunk, the original poster said that when the final bill came, most of his co-workers agreed to pay the same amount of money across the board.

But a co-worker named “Shelly” had other ideas.

“We all agree to split the bill equally,” OP wrote. “Drunk Shelly adamantly refuses.

“She says everyone pays for what they ordered. Despite trying to tell her to relax and split evenly, she refuses,” OP continued. “So we say okay…[and] everyone gets their bill and pays.

“Turns out Shelly is greedy and had ordered premium whiskey and her bill was 6 times the next person’s bill,” OP added. “We left Shelly complaining about how the bill has eaten up her rent money. Lol.”

Having dinner and drinks with a group of friends or colleagues can be a wonderful experience and a perfect opportunity to relax outside the office.

It can also be extremely stressful, specifically about money.

While many seasoned groups have developed systems for determining who will foot the bill at the end of a meal, modern trends have moved away from paying on a rotating basis.

Three years ago, a survey by the Intuit Mint found that nearly half of millennials request separate checks when eating or drinking with friends.

The same survey also revealed that two-thirds of diners have little interest in splitting the final bill equally, opting instead to pay exactly for their own food, drinks and nothing else.

Yet where millennials are more likely to request separate checks, younger groups are turning to online platforms like Venmo and CashApp to balance once the meal is over, rather than haggling over bill splits and percentages. of tips at the table, according to The New York Times.

Coworkers enjoying dinner and drinks. Members of the r/MaliciousCompliance Reddit forum were shocked after a man revealed how his co-worker was left with a bar tab six times more expensive than someone else’s.
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Throughout the comments section of the viral Reddit post, many Reddit users offered their idea of ​​the ideal split dinner, calling the co-worker of the person who posted the original post “greedy” for inadvertently , pay a much higher bill than the rest of his contemporaries.

“So actually I agree they shouldn’t be divided equally,” Redditor u/instinctz4 wrote in the post’s top comment. “Specifically because of people like Shelly.”

“I usually want to split the bill, even if I ordered more than the average person,” echoed Redditor u/Rolling_on_the_river. “Why should someone else pay for my shit?”

Redditor u/FrankieMint, whose comment prompted a number of similar responses, detailed his experience with a co-worker who always tried to pay as little as possible, no matter what he ordered.

“I had a co-worker who constantly asked before ordering, ‘Are we splitting or will we each pay for our orders?'” they wrote. “If we said even, he ordered the most expensive items, and if we said pay for what he ordered, he got the cheapest. Always.”

news week He reached out to u/babybopp for comment.

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