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Friday, June 15, 2007

My friend wants to hurt me for paying!


Today after having a fun filled day with the baby, my beautiful wife was nice enough to watch our daughter and let me go to dinner with one of my good childhood buddies, whom I haven't seen in months. We left at about 4pm to a nice local chinese restaurant. The conversations are always light, jovial and reminders of yester year, some good and some bad.
Anyway, the check comes to the table and of course the sweet old lady puts both of our orders on the same check (obviously since neither of us said anything being engaged in high school reunion information> by the way, IM NEVER GOING, I hated high school why would I ever think about going back there it made my youth a living hell; see what I mean by being engaged in the conversation?) . Ok, so she brings the check and my good friend picks it up and says I'll get it this time. First off, whenever we eat, we ALWAYS pay our own way. Needless to say, Im shocked at first because he NEVER offers to pay and his situation is he is in grad school making $15K per year before taxes (AHHH!!). So my first instinct was Absolutely not, lets just pay our own. Then my voice took over my thoughts and said, "No, I'll get it this time". Then it became a back and forth battle of who paid for what last and "he never gets to pay" and I have a baby so I need the money... blah blah. So needless to say I went up to the counter and paid and he was pissed. Oh well... he can be such a whiner sometimes, but then I got to thinking...why shouldnt we just agree to pay for ourselves EVERY time? I know he was just offering to be courteous but it just will lead to a big deal about nothing. Since we have been friends for so long, I know he will get over it. I just didnt want to have to feel like mr. money taking HIM out.
Side note: OUR BABY IS 4 MONTHS TODAY! wow she has grown!~ :)

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