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Old 06-27-2013, 01:49 AM
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I visited my friend (Jon), his girlfriend (Dany) and was with my best friend (Brandon) not long ago. Obviously, these names are fictitious. I stayed at Jon and Dany's place for a night and paid them back by paying for a meal between Jon, Dany, and Brandon.

Brandon owes me money for the meal and he told me to just give him a number and he'll pay me back. He makes nearly nothing at his current job. The meal cost about $110 after tax. I am thinking Brandon can pay about $27.50 for the cost of himself and I'd pay for the rest, since he makes nothing. Do you think that is a fair amount or I should ask for more or less? Thank you.

The reason I am worried about this is mostly because he makes next to nothing and I don't want to come off as bragging about making money or cheap. I may be overthinking this.

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Old 06-27-2013, 03:13 AM
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I would say to forget the $27.50, unless you are doing this to help him retain some dignity by paying you back.

Especially a best friend? Let him buy you a couple of beers.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:14 AM
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I would say to forget the $27.50, unless you are doing this to help him retain some dignity by paying you back.

Especially a best friend? Let him buy you a couple of beers.
That was very un-Costanza'ish. Sorry.

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I would say to forget the $27.50, unless you are doing this to help him retain some dignity by paying you back.

Especially a best friend? Let him buy you a couple of beers.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:29 AM
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You're overthinking, a simple "you can get the next one" is all you need here.
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Forget about it. It's not worth concerning yourself about it.
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Yea Dude, forget the 27.5. Don't be a cheapskate pestering charlie-ESPECIALLY since he's a friend with no job. When I go out with friends who aren't working I generally don't let them pay anything.

I once got pestered by a coworker for 3$. He's jewish guy making 175k+. I didn't have change so I gave him 5. He took the 5 and said "thanks, I don't have any change either, I'll just buy you a coffee or something"..I just shook my head and walked out. Mind you, I had just started at the company for my first job.

Sometimes it's just disgusting.
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Whatever amount you request from him, the hardest question will be what portion of the tip you allocate to him.
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By definition, best friends don't owe me anything. And I don't owe them anything either.
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Yea Dude, forget the 27.5. Don't be a cheapskate pestering charlie-ESPECIALLY since he's a friend with no job. When I go out with friends who aren't working I generally don't let them pay anything.

I once got pestered by a coworker for 3$. He's jewish guy making 175k+. I didn't have change so I gave him 5. He took the 5 and said "thanks, I don't have any change either, I'll just buy you a coffee or something"..I just shook my head and walked out. Mind you, I had just started at the company for my first job.

Sometimes it's just disgusting.
Why the need to specify that he is jewish? how is that even relevent? Being antisemitic like that is far worse than being cheap.
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