« on: October 20, 2008, 09:43:44 AM »
Now, don't get me wrong. I am not the type of person that is rude or continually asks for things, but I have this friend that is borderline obsessed with making the server's job as easy as possible. Every time we go out this guy insists on putting everything on one bill and then figuring out who pays cash to who. Then if someone doesn't have cash they owe your $20 or $40, and you have to remind them about it later. Or then I have to spend 15 minutes going by the ATM on my way to work the next day. And it never works out right anyway, one guy is always drinking grey goose sprinkled with diamond dust while I am drinking coors light, and they always split the bill evenly. So then my $20 diner and two beers ends up as $75 on my credit card, and after reminding Mr. Grey Goose for two weeks about the $37.50 he owes me, he finally hands me $28 dollars and calls it even. All because my buddy insists that the waitress should not have to spend 3 minutes splitting the bill up.
When I was a waiter I split the bill up automatically between the couples, or if it was a bunch of single people. The only time I would bring one bill out is if one person at the table was obviously older and likely to pay the whole tab.
If you are that guy, stop it.