Recently, a group of our friends wanted to get together for dinner. When the restaurant choice began to lean towards one of the more expensive restaurants in town, I put my foot down. We've made a resolution to start being smart with our money and I wasn't going to blow it on just one meal. The food is good - but can't say my husband and I could enjoy our money's worth at those prices.
I voiced my opinion that although the food was wonderful, I felt it was overpriced and I'd rather go somewhere else. Every couple has had their share of financial tribulations over the past year. Yet, here we were planning an evening out and none of us should really be spending that kind of money. After I said something, we picked a much more affordable restaurant and everyone had a great time. In fact, I think the others seemed relieved somebody said something. I guess everyone feared looking bad in front of the other couples.
Has this ever happened to you? Have you gone along with your friends when you really didn't want to spend the money? Or have you had to be the voice of reason?