Today’s question is: Why does our world have to consist of check drama??
Background: Check drama is the discussing (can lead to arguing) over who’s paying the check at a restaurant.
Last Saturday night PW and I went out on a double date. We were setting up our friends Tam and John. John picked the restaurant, we went to Old Town Brasserie in Chicago. We had an awesome time, laughing constantly.
John dubbed me Tiffany with my new hair and I must say that conjured up a ton of laughs. We’re still laughing about it days latter. You see, the second John laid eyes on me he exclaimed “it’s like your cheating on your wife” to PW. One must have a new name to go with a new look, don’t you think?
Anyway, after a very lovely and fun dinner it was time to pay. Enter Check Drama. John picked the place so he wanted to pay. But, PW, knowing full well that we were the ones to set up John with Tam, felt like he should pay, or at least pay half. In the long run John won but PW felt bad, I could tell.
So, when we entered the car, John’s car, he drove all of us, PW slipped some cash into the center console without notice. PW felt good about this. I told him he shouldn’t have done it.
John leases his cars and gets new ones all the time. Truth be known, there is some real explanation for what kind of lease he has, he told us the other night, but honestly I just didn’t get it. I’ve never heard of this kind of lease, where you turn it in all the time, so it went over my head. I just know there’s a chance that car, with all that cash sitting in the console, might be switched out soon so I had to tell him the cash was in there.
John was pissed.
I don’t blame him. He wanted to treat us. I hope by getting this out there he will forgive us and let us pay next time. PW has learned a lesson and won’t be party to check drama again.
It does make me wonder about check drama and why it happens so often. Why are people so against letting others pay?