r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10 Silver 5

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/InRadiantBloom Jan 14 '22

Sometimes people are made to go out with family, then is expected to pay. It's embarrassing to tell your family that you can't afford to buy expensive shit all the time. There was a whole Friends episode about that.

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u/Galbin Jan 15 '22

Yep. My family do this for every birthday and it really stresses me out. My husband doesn't usually come along now because we can't afford to pay for three people - him, me, and the birthday recipient.

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u/FluffyDog423 Jan 15 '22

Well hey, one good thing to come out of the pandemic— any time someone’s birthday is approaching you can say you’re sick and need to quarantine until a negative test or say you were exposed and can’t go out, but you will send a card.