By kaitlyn is here - 27/4/2021 05:01

Cough it up

Today, my parents took me out to eat. When the bill came, they stared at me for a while before asking, “Aren’t you gonna pay?” They've never made me pay before, there was no indication that I’d have to pay this time, and I’d left my wallet at home. FML
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By  sarsuela  |  25

"my parents took me out to eat". If parents didn't want to pay they shouldn't have taken OP or should have told OP beforehand. Wether OP has a paying job or not is irrelevant in this case.

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  sarsuela  |  25

"my parents took me out to eat". If parents didn't want to pay they shouldn't have taken OP or should have told OP beforehand. Wether OP has a paying job or not is irrelevant in this case.

By  Vesi  |  26

Two things here:
1: NEVER leave your wallet at home. IDs and a way to get home if you ever get stranded are necessities.
2: From now on, ask the waiter at the very beginning for your own check.

Sorry your parents sound like jerks.

By  Yummi_913  |  15

Don't let them make a habit of expecting you to pay for THEIR things. You don't owe them for raising you. They were legally obligated to after they made you. It's fine for them to expect you to pay YOUR share for YOUR things, but you don't have a monetary obligation to them. I'm saying this because I can't tell you how many toxic family dynamics I've seen where the parents manipulate their children into bankrolling them, which in turn makes it incredibly difficult for the child/young adult to become independent and move on with life. If this is not your situation then I guess before you guys go out just always make sure they know you can pay for yourself but not them. Unless you want to spoil them on a special occasion of course.