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Waaaay too much money

May 8th, 2006 at 06:15 am

My Dad and Stepmom came to visit at my brother's yesterday. I'd told my brother that my family would all come over after hockey and we could order in dinner at his house, or everyone could come to our house for dinner. He suggested that we stay at his place since I'd had a really busy day with the kids and hockey. Sounds good, right? Uh, not quite. Before I got there everyone decided that they wanted Japanese food for dinner which a) I didn't really want because we'd just had it, and b)is really expensive for 11 people. I lost. Instead of ordering in, we went out to the restaurant...So, the bill comes. Now, usually my Dad always pays. Money is not an issue for him. He has plenty and is very generous with it. Dh wanted us to pay the bill, so I took it before my Dad could get his hot little hands on it...$172.00 not including the tip! OUCH! I'm assuming that my brother will be giving me some money for his family's portion. He probably won't be happy because he is quite happy to always let my Dad treat. We might be from the same family, but I received all the money genes...

3 Responses to “Waaaay too much money”

  1. markio26 Says:

    i know what you mean.. my dad passed away in 2003... one time my sister invited just the family of origin, no spouses, no kids to a luncheon at bobe... well, when the check came they handed it to my dad and i spoke up and told dear ole sis, she invited she treats.. so, she opened up her wallet and it was full of big bills.. she reluctantly paid and all of us tipped the waitress. i might add my sis is a charge nurse... but, oh so tight with her money.. i always treat her when i go out with her twice a year.. she does come to my house... i cannot tell you the last time i have been invited to her home.. maybe xmas 2001

  2. robex Says:

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one with a sibling full of expectations. I love my brother and he'll do anything for me. I just hate the way he just assumes that this money issue is okay...Give yourself a pat on your back for being good to your sister!

  3. baselle Says:

    Sounds like you had a three-way conspiracy: a dad that usually pays, so pricey expectations are set, DH who wanted to look generous, and brother who is comfortable with whatever as long as he's not footing the bill. Ah well.

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