Etiquette: Who pays for dinner in this situation?
July 15, 2005 12:18 AM Subscribe
EtiquetteFilter: I'm going to dinner with a friend of mine tomorrow evening. It was also my birthday last weekend and my friend was out of town at the time. So, I have a hunch that he may offer to pay for dinner because of, you know, the birthday thing. Here's the twist -- he was laid off about two weeks ago...
posted by anonymous to society & culture (25 answers total)
So, I've been thinking that maybe I'd like to pay for dinner (since he's unemployed and probably has more important things to spend his money on). However, considering the moderate likelihood that he may be planning on paying for dinner, would that be a disrespectful gesture on my part?