A Woman Got Tired of Paying for Her Sister-in-Law’s Bills and Taught Her a Lesson in an Unusual Way
Money remains a delicate topic that is difficult to talk about even with family and friends. A recent study showed that people prefer to discuss politics and relationships with loved ones rather than personal finances. However, a Reddit user had to confront the issue of money head-on because one careless relative was regularly asking for money and living the high life at the expense of her hospitable family.
My sister-in-law “Amy” always comes to visit from out of town. She stays with us instead of in a hotel and always wants to go to expensive restaurants. She always conveniently forgets her wallet or comes up with some excuses as to why she can’t pay her share. She has implied that since I make much more money than her, I should be the one to pay (no, my husband is not the one who should pay, but me specifically).
I do make a fair amount of money but not that much that I can treat someone every time they come into town. Nonetheless, in the past, I have just paid the bill and asked her to pay me back. She never has. She made a reservation at an extremely expensive restaurant last night, and before we left, I made it clear that I wouldn’t be paying her bill.
This is where people might say I was wrong, and I’ll admit I got this move straight from an episode of Two and a Half Men. As we were leaving, she and my husband went to the car. I pretended I had forgotten something and went back inside. I found her wallet sitting right on top of her suitcase. I put it in my purse and we went to the restaurant.
When we were done eating, I asked for separate bills. She said no, we need one bill because she “forgot” her wallet again. I reached into my purse and said, “This wallet?” You should have seen her face. She was extremely furious. She said that I should not have touched or grabbed her wallet. So, was I wrong?
The story of the user caused a great stir on the internet. It seems that many commentators themselves have encountered similar audacity. Some simply supported the inventive relative, while others shared their thoughts on how else the cunning “Amy” could be taught a lesson, and someone decided that the problem was not with the troublemaker at all.
Relationships between brothers and sisters are a separate world. According to statistics, siblings spend more time with each other than with anyone else. Additionally, the number of sisters and brothers also affects a person’s inclination toward breaking up with a romantic partner. Data suggests that people from large families are less likely to file for divorce.
Women are increasingly taking on the role of breadwinners in the family. In almost a quarter of households, men earn less than their partners. This situation was observed in only 20% of families 15-20 years ago.
The commentator was not wrong here. The traditional rules of etiquette suggest that the inviting party pays the bill in a restaurant. Of course, this does not mean that it always works that way in reality. If it concerns close people, friends, or relatives, then you can establish your own rules. The main thing is to agree beforehand.