7/20/2017

We'll Call It a Draw

Story Sent in by Ryan:

Kerri was different. She told me that she wanted to take me out, saying, "Why does it always have to be the man who pays? I'm perfectly capable of paying, myself." That was fine with me and I thanked her for it.

But then at dinner when the check came she opened her purse and said, "Yeah, turns out I don't have any cash or cards on me. Can you pay for all this?"

She had ordered about a half dozen drinks and the bill was sky high. I offered, "I can pay for it now but can you send me like half the bill later this week?"

She said, "No problem."

I wrote her gentle reminders to pay me a few times and she didn't respond to any of them. I then Google-stalked her and found out where she worked and some info about her family. I wrote a less-gentle message to her telling her that I would contact everyone she knew and call the police to report a theft if she didn't pay up.

The payment arrived in my PayPal less than an hour later. Thank goodness for the Internet.

16 comments:

  1. I've only ever had 2 women pay for dinner. One was a woman who obviously wasn't interested (hard to believe, I know), and didn't want to feel "obligated" in any way, I guess.

    The other was the woman I eventually married.

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    1. Oh come on Steve, you're slipping! Kerri is queen of the dinner ho's and you failed to mention it. You can spot a dinner ho faster then they can say" lobster ".

      My husband never let(s) me pay for our dates or vacations. I wanted to show my appreciation so I would give him gifts after knowing what his interests were. People in general like to be thought of and a really nice gift is an extension of that. Some women just have this one sided, sugar baby mentality.

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  2. OP, you sound like you're in the mafia.... You could have just said you would only pay your half....

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    1. I think all first dinner dates should be on each person; no obligation and can walk away if things are bad. I would have lied and said " you told me you'd pick this up, I didn't bring extra cash. I can only pay for my half, sorry."

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  3. She did a great job of preventing you from worrying about how much she ordered.. a real pro.

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  4. Yeah she sounds like a complete and total jerk, but kinda stalking her and threatening to publicly shame her over an expensive meal? That's also pretty jerky.

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    1. Disagree completely. This girl totally planned to not pay and was banking on OP to cough up the cash. Petty would have been getting the cash from her, then publicly shaming her anyway.

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    2. Standing up for yourself is not being "jerkey."

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    3. Hm, maybe I'm just the type to cut my losses and be grateful I'm rid of a loser.

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  5. "I know who you are. You know what I want. If you are looking for a free meal, I can tell you that you are not getting it from me...but what I do have are a vey particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you pay your part of the check, that will be the end of it-I will not look for you, I will not pursue you...but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you...and I will make you pay.

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  6. Dinner Wh0r3 level = 1,000
    Special Ability: Psyche/JK/No Really I Don't Have Money/You Really Thought I Would Pay?!

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  7. This reminds me of another story on this site, but the girl tricked him into thinking they were going Dutch, then admitted on the date she had no intention of doing so. She thought that by lying about going Dutch, the OP would be more likely to go out with her. OP left her with her share of the bill anyway after she told her to make him.

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