you must be trolling wrote:
never seen this wrote:
I feel like almost everyone here is trolling. I’ve lived everywhere from small college towns to NYC on everything from a student’s budget to an attending physician’s salary. Asking for separate checks always and everywhere means that each person gets a bill for the items they ordered.
It wouldn’t bother me to split a check down the middle if local custom dictated, but I’ve just never seen it done that way.
You've ever seen checks split equally? huh?
I don't think any of these posts are troll posts, they line up with my experience.
'Separate checks' means to bill items to the person that ordered them, 'split checks' usually means to divide evenly.
There is a bit of inherent rudeness when asking for separate checks among friends. It is not slap-in-the-face rude, but it's a bit awkward. It quietly implies 'I care more about the 8 dollar difference in our bills than about our friendship.'
Is this a West coast thing? I always assumed it was universal.
I live in CA and have lived in the midwest. Splitting is the norm on the west coast but separate checks seems to be the default practice in the midwest. At least that's my experience.