We've all been in situations where splitting the bill has caused some tension, but this one takes the cake! 🍰 A man (28M) has been meeting up with his two friends, Dee (27F) and Tommy (29M), for regular meals since middle school. After the pandemic, Dee stopped working, and Tommy began insisting on splitting the bill two ways, essentially making the man pay for half of Dee's meals. But when they went to a fancier restaurant, the man had enough and confronted Tommy. The situation escalated, and now Tommy is accusing him of being embarrassing and not being a 'real man'. 🙄
Longtime Friends' Dinner Tradition 🍽️
Post-Pandemic Changes 🦠
The Bill Splitting Issue 💸
Letting It Slide... For a While 😕
A Fancy Restaurant and a Breaking Point 🍷
Doing the Math 🧮
Tommy's Outrage 😡
A Snappy Comeback 🤭
Paying and Leaving 🚶
Realizing a Pattern 🤔
Embarrassment or Justified? The Internet Weighs In 🧐
So, our protagonist is left wondering if he was in the wrong for confronting Tommy about the bill-splitting issue in front of Dee. He's open to criticism for his snappy comeback, but is he really the bad guy for wanting to pay his fair share? 🤷 Let's see what the internet thinks of this sticky situation... 💬
NTA for not wanting to pay for friend's unemployed wife's meals 👏
Petty revenge ideas for splitting the bill. NTA approved. 😂
NTA for not paying friend's wife's meals, she's a fully functioning adult.
Vegetarian friend refuses to pay for surf and turf, sparks outrage 😲
Splitting the bill with friends? NTA for not paying more.
Commenter calls out friend's entitlement, sparks agreement and frustration 🤯
Friend's wife mooching off third party, NTA for speaking up 😊
Don't be a mug! NTA for refusing to pay anymore 😊
Man refuses to pay for friend's wife's meals. People support him.
Friend's wife doesn't work, but they expected free meals? NTA 👏
Splitting the bill? NTA for not paying for friend's wife 😏
Setting boundaries with friends' spouses, NTA 👍
Debate on proper etiquette for paying for meals sparks outrage 😠
Supportive comment encourages man to stand up for himself and boundaries 💪
Splitting meals by person is fair and reasonable 👍
Pay for your own wife's meals, Tommy. NTA, less conflict.
No more free meals for friend's wife. NTA sparks outrage 😲
Friend's wife can't pay for meals, NTA for refusing. 😊
Taking care of your spouse's bill is a sign of respect 😍
Friend refuses to split meals equally, sparks outrage among commenters 😱
Friend's wife mooching off meals, NTA for cutting them off 😒
Friend's wife's meals causing financial strain, NTA for refusing payment 👍
Splitting the bill? 🤔 NTA suggests a simple solution.
Friendship and money don't mix, but calling her property was wrong 😕
Friend's wife's meals, NTA. But unclear how friends reacted. 😐
Friend refuses to pay for friend's wife, sparks outrage. NTA.
Friend's wife takes advantage of him, he stops paying. NTA.
User defends not paying for friend's wife's meals, sparks support 👍
Splitting the bill fairly - NTA sparks outrage 😲
NTA! Justified to speak up about abuse. Reminder: husband pays wife.
Friend's wife's meals causing rift, commenter supports OP's decision.
Friend's wife shouldn't be your responsibility. NTA 👍
Setting a precedent, NTA sparks cool reactions 😎
Splitting bills? Not the a**hole, but communication is key 🤔
Friend's wife shouldn't expect free meals, NTA for setting boundaries 👍
Friend refuses to pay for spouse's meals, sparks debate. NTA.
Empowering response to outdated gender roles 💪
Friend's masculinity fragile, NTA for not paying wife's meals 😎
Friend's wife not your responsibility. NTA sparks outrage 😲
Assertive solution to awkward meal situations 😊
Dee gets caught in a money feud, but who's right? 🤔
Friend's wife mooching meals? NTA puts his foot down 💪
Friend's wife eats for free, man stops paying, sparks outrage 😱
Friend expects OP to pay for HIS wife's meals? 🤔
Gender roles and financial responsibility spark debate 🤔
Roommate offers to pay for meals occasionally, but not expected. 🍽️
Friend's husband tries to guilt him into paying for meals. NTA.
NTA refuses to pay for friend's wife's meals, sparks outrage 😲
Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries is NTA 👏
Fair to not split bill 50/50 with friend's spouse 👍
Unemployment doesn't entitle anyone to money from your wallet 💸
Splitting the bill is fair, but respect your friend's wife 👭
Friend's wife's meals no more: NTA sparks outrage 😲
Friend's entitlement to free meals sparks outrage. NTA.
Friends expect entitlement; risking friendship to speak up. NTA.
Setting boundaries and sparking outrage? You're not the a**hole! 😎
Gender norms questioned in meal payment, sparks outrage
Friend's wife mooching off meals, commenter says NTA 😎
Friend refuses to pay for wife's meals, commenter shares relatable experience. 😍
Friends mooching off you? NTA for cutting them off 👍
Friend's wife mooching off you? NTA for cutting them off 👍
Friend's wife won't be eating for free anymore, NTA 👍
Friend refuses to pay for wife's meals, sparks debate 🤔
Separate checks avoid awkwardness and misunderstandings 👍