The flight, the royal welcome we received at the opulent Eau Hotel, the trip to the zoo, the day at the marina, the henna tattoos, the delicious meals, the beautiful rooms, and all the additional amenities and gifts were above and beyond anything we could have dreamed.
And if you invite someone for dinner you may intend to pay for the whole thing.
Especially if, for example, you haven’t seen the person for some time.“I’ve noticed that if I eat with Egyptians – especially those that I don’t see often or who aren’t close friends of mine – they are more likely to try to pay for me, and I’ve had arguments over who is going to take care of the bill!
My grandfather goes as far as slipping the waiter his credit card before the meal has even begun in order to nip an argument in the bud.” ISRAEL: If an Israeli or Palestinian says they want to pay for the meal, let them.
Turns out that many countries have their own way of splitting of bill, and while we can’t include them all, here’s a guide.
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Amongst poorer Guatemalans (maybe 80%), the person who invites will generally pay because it would be rude to assume that the person you are inviting out has money to pay.” – Luke Armstrong ICELAND: My friend Gylfi says you pay for what you ordered only.
INDIA: The most traditional way of splitting the bill is having the eldest male member pay for it.
a graduation or birthday), the guest of honour must pay.