Separate checks–the bane of the waiter/waitress. But just how separate can one be?
Couple of examples last week:
One bowl of the soup of the day– “Could we have three bowls and split it three ways, on three checks?”
Two hamburgers, one Coke– “Split the soda on separate checks, please.” The waiter gave that table an extra Coke because he didn’t want to bother splitting the cost of a soda.
I get frugality. I get sensible spending. I’m not sure I get this kind of nickle-and-diming when going out to a restaurant.
Are you really that concerned about the cost of a meal out? Stay home, I say. Open a can of Campbell’s soup, ask your buddies for 30 cents each, and tell them they have to bring their own sodas or they drink tap water. You’ll be the host with the most!