A woman did not like the way her in-laws implied that she and her husband had to pay for their meals despite them sending the invites for dinner. Unintentionally, the woman made a comment that embarrassed her in-laws.
It is often a great feeling to treat family members to a good meal, especially when a special occasion calls for it. However, a woman posted on Reddit, saying how her in-laws were abusing her and her husband’s kindness and always assumed they would pay the bill.
When she finally brought the issue up, she was made to look like the rude daughter-in-law. Fortunately, she was still able to salvage their relationship.
A 37-year-old woman and her 40-year-old husband have developed a liking for eating out and called themselves “amateur foodies.” Fortunately, they are blessed with resources that allow them to enjoy dining in unique restaurants.
They sometimes ask their in-laws to join them once every three to four months. As the one extending the invites, the couple also pays for their parents’ meals. However, the woman’s in-laws may have gotten a different impression from their gestures.
Once, her in-laws asked them out for a meal. The restaurant was located near the parents’ house and was a new place to try for the couple. The woman thought nothing of it and believed her in-laws intended to join their interest in different food items.
After dinner, the woman’s mother-in-law got the bill and immediately gave it to the woman’s husband without looking at the price. The husband was taken aback but still paid for the inexpensive meal without saying a word. The woman also kept her thoughts to herself.
However, her in-laws again invited them out to a more upscale restaurant that was somewhat pricey. They had already dined in the establishment in the past, so everyone knew the price range. Again, her mother-in-law slipped the bill towards her husband.
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This time, the woman already noticed her mother-in-law’s doing and was not in favor of it. After a while, she commented about her in-laws always letting them pay the tab.