This isn’t really a dinner from hell but a good lesson learned. My wife and I were invited to go to an upscale steak house with a neighborhood couple (Bill and Sarah) and Sarah’s parents. Bill works in sales and does extensive traveling. While traveling, he is on an expense account and typically not too concerned with how much things cost.
In advance, we agreed to split the dinner tab three ways. After we ordered our meals, the wine steward approached Bill and suggested a bottle of wine to go with our dinners. Although we had individually ordered drinks, Bill promptly accepted without asking the price. The dinner was great and three people in the party enjoyed the wine.
When the final check arrived, we were all shocked that the bottle of wine was $200. I ended up paying $70 for two glasses of wine. Life is short and we laugh about it now, but the lesson learned is………don’t agree to split the tab!