I’ve never understood people who choose to order the most expensive thing on the menu when someone else is paying.
I’m not talking about a night out with your significant other, but rather a work lunch or if a family member is picking up the bill.
And this person wants to know if they are an a**hole for being annoyed that a family member is always ordering the most expensive item on the menu when they’re paying.
Take a look for yourself.
AITA for being annoyed when my nephew always orders the most expensive food on the menu?
“Whenever we go out to a family dinner I always insist on paying, especially when it’s with my father/mother in law.
My sister in law’s son (11) always sees this as a chance to order the most expensive menu options. Today at lunch we all ordered entrees while he got the fanciest appetizer, starter and a whole lobster to himself. When his lobster came he took a bite and said “i don’t want it anymore. i’m full”.
I suggested he take it home but he responded with “I don’t eat leftovers”. I tried to hide my annoyance but this continually happens every time we get together. I’m getting real sick of it especially when my own meal costs $20 and his ends up being $120+ each time. He’ll ALWAYS get the most expensive filet mignon steak or seafood and never finish.
Am I the a**hole for telling my wife to talk to her nephew to limit his ordering when we go out to dinner?
I feel like they will call me an a**hole for dictating what they order and that my insistence on paying shouldn’t have any strings attached.”
Check out what Reddit users had to say about this.
This reader said this person is NTA and that the kid’s parents need to teach him some manners.
And this Reddit user said most people know that you order something mid-range (or even low) if someone else is paying.
Another individual said that their dad came up with a good tactic to get their brother-in-law to stop doing this.
And this Reddit had a very hot and a very specific take on the whole situation.
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