If your friends decide to do something that is normally out of your budget, would you be willing to splurge even though the expense made you uncomfortable?
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?