On Sunday I went out for dinner with two friends (married couple.) When the bill came my portion was $14.70 so I gave them $15 for the food and $5 towards the tip. The total bill was $60.22 (they had alcohol while I did not.) When the male half of the couple filled in the tip amount, he wrote $9.78, saying he liked round numbers and it brought the total charge to their cc to $70.
All I could think was, first of all a $9.78 tip on a $60 bill was pretty freakin' cheap and second, why am I giving $5 on a $15 bill while they're only giving $4.78 on a $45 bill?
Now I'm thinking I should have then said, "where's the $5 bill I gave you for the tip?" then tucked it in the bill book myself...20/20 and all that, at the time I never said anything. But today all I can think is they essentially stole $5 from me and/or the waitress!!
Is it worth it to even bring it up or should I just tuck this incident away in the Lesson(s) Learned file? The next time we go out together I now know not to just hand over both the cost of my food AND the tip at the same time - but what happened Sunday is really bothering me!!
ETA: EEP! Meant to post this under Life...in General, mods can you move it?