Or would you speak up and say something?
A friend from out of town will be visiting this weekend and suggested brunch with a group of our friends. She ended up making a reservation at a nice restaurant.
Due to a misunderstanding, we all thought that the brunch was originally $31–a bit expensive for brunch but they served bottomless mimosas so we figured it was a splurge.
We then found out that the brunch was actually $44 on Sundays. When you add tax and tip, it can easily come out to $60.
$60 for brunch?!
Now, I’m all about splurging every now and then–and one of my New Year’s resolutions was to live it up a little, but I find a $60 brunch to be pretty ridiculous.
Can I afford a $60 brunch? Yes. Will it break my bank? No.
But the principle of it is that I just felt uncomfortable spending that much on a freakin’ brunch–when it wasn’t even a super special occasion! I can’t eat $60 worth of food at brunch!
I bit my tongue and didn’t say anything. And then I slept on it.
I didn’t want to say anything. I didn’t want to be that person.
SO I had two choices:
- I could suck it up and fork over the $60 on brunch but be kinda pissed about the situation
- I could speak up and offer to make a reservation somewhere else.
In the end, I chose to speak up, and offered to make a reservation at a more affordable brunch restaurant.
And my friends were fine with it. In fact, I think most of them were actually pretty glad I did say something.
If that makes me a cheapskate, I’m okay with it. That’s an extra $30 that will be in my pocket–I can have TWO brunches for the price of one
Have you ever been that person?