This woman prefers to save money as much as she can and isn’t in the position to splurge as much as some of her friends do.
Since she is a college student and takes care of her younger sibling, she makes it a point to be smart financially.
Recently, she got invited to a birthday dinner for a friend of hers. At first, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to make it, but when she realized that she had a bit of extra money to spend, she decided to attend and celebrate with her friend.
However, she didn’t do much research on the restaurant beforehand and realized that it was a lot fancier than she had thought it would be.
She was wearing a hoodie and a pair of flip-flops, so she felt embarrassed that she was underdressed and apologized to her friend about it once she was there.
Additionally, the prices of the food were higher than she had anticipated. So, in an attempt to use her money wisely, she ordered water, salad, and a side dish while the rest of the group seemed to have no problem splurging on their meals.
“They got multiple appetizers, multiple desserts, [and] some people got multiple sides. When the check came, it was extremely expensive, and they said we were going to split it evenly,” she explained.
This came as a surprise to her, and she didn’t know how she was going to afford to pay her portion of the huge check.
She texted her friend to tell her that she wasn’t expecting this and that she had intentionally tried to keep her meal cost low so that she wouldn’t have to spend too much.