By Anonymous - 25/11/2010 08:36 - United States
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Oh shit, you payed for a tab, and an expensive one at that! This begs for a chivalry/equality debate, no?
$20 for two people to eat is not expensive. Chivalry and equality are not opposites. If he asked her out, it's reasonable for her to expect him to pay unless he said otherwise. It would be reversed if she asked him out. First date != bf. This is why you date someone a few times before you commit to a relationship.
The "food stamp" comment was most likely a joke. I work at a bar and had people joke and ask if I accept "Home Depot" credit cards. Unless, the OP's boyfriend is stupid and doesn't know that they don't already but he seems pretty smart to me. $20 doesn't seem like a lot for dinning out. Now you know to always carry cash on you.(:
Maybe, Q, but maybe not. I worked in a "family style" restaurant-- aka fried chicken and green beans, buffet-style-- and we had a lot of customers ask that question seriously. I learned quickly to not laugh at the question. = Of course, our customer base was also the type to complain about the "seriously bad lemons" on the salad bar. They were actually unpeeled kiwi fruit.
wow. that is just pitiful. If he didn't have any money, say it before hand. asking a waiter if they take food stamps???? WTF? Was it a Dennys in Kentucky? you deserve better I hope. if not,...fyl
Sorry to ask, but what the heck is food stamps?? And OP, did you walk home signing : cheap, cheap the bird says! lol
I honestly think the entire foodstamp thing is BS. Did you know you can take your card to an ATM and exchange it for cash? I literally watched a guy withdraw money from the ATM, and buy a carton of smokes with it. If they're going to be giving food to the hungry, at least make it more strict. I'm not sure the government planned to be paying for people's addictions too.
73......or for the peolpe who could care less about said essentials, a carton of smokes, a case of beer, or a $50 sack might be a planned purchase. The point is, an amount of government aid is given for "other" purchases which have no way of being tracked. And guess whose money that was to start with? Before you slam a conservative, maybe you should think about where that government aid comes from. I'll give you a hint......it isn't from Obama's personal bank account.
I used to think government aid was great, till i found out about that extra money. This girl I know gets welfare with her boyfriend, and they both spend it on pot, cigs, and beer while her mom takes care of the kids because she doesn't wanna lose her grandkids. I know this isn't always the case, but it really makes you wonder if the government isn't strict enough. And I'm not even conservative. I just don't like druggies getting money that could go to our schools.
Danny, I agree that it's too easily abused; it definitely needs an overhaul. I know a girl who would drive her ex-NFL-player boyfriend's Escalade (when they were new and hip) to the grocery shore, with her brand-new fake tits smashed into designer clothes, to buy diapers and groceries with food stamps. Totally ridiculous. That said, I've also known people who genuinely needed it, and used as little as possible for only necessities. There are lots of ways to ensure the money is being spent on necessities without eliminating the entire system.
you can get cash back on food stamps, actually. i work at a grocery store and we have ebt and ebt cash benefits, which you can take any mount up to 50$ out, and normally people have erounf 200$ in their account. but theyre also the ones who will buy cigarettes and liquor on a separate transaction. food stamps is bull and 90% of piece recieving it are full of bull too.