I remember the days that when you went out to eat you had to make sure that you brought cash so that everyone could split the checks. This day and age with technology improving vastly since then, now everyone can pay their own amount on each individual credit card and they don’t have to carry cash.
These days, when we would go out to dinner with family or another couple or a bunch of people before they ask you what you want to drink the servers will always ask how the checks are going to split up.
Now, I have done a little research and I have asked other couples and friends what happens when they go out to eat and comes time for the check. I am not talking about when you are with a group of people, and I am not talking about when you’re out with your parents. I am talking about when you’re out, on a date with just you and your significant other, and here is the question…
When it is time for the check, does your server ask you if this will be on one check?
Most of our friends that are couples of the same race [example: white/white or asian/asian] have informed me that they are never asked. BUT the couples that are mixed [example: white/asian, white/black, older/younger] have informed me that they get asked if it will be on the same check.
This is something I only noticed recently and I think I only noticed recently because we have recently started eating out together more frequently, but I will say out of the last 10 times we have gone out to eat, we have been asked 7 times if this will be on one check.
I was a little disturbed by this only because we obviously come in holding hands, ask each other lovingly what they would like for appetizers and we obviously are a couple. Weddings rings and all. Some of the places we go to we go to regularly, so why are they asking us? When I finally noticed what was going on, I told my husband that I was going to ask the next person that asked us why they asked us that and maybe, just maybe I can get an answer.
Does this happen to you? What did you do in this situation?