A woman shared her story on TikTok where she claimed the guy she was meeting at a bar for the first time ordered drinks and unknowingly opened a huge tab on his debit card.
The date’s wife claimed they were ‘together’ and ordered drinks on her debit card.
The TikToker shared a short clip of her at a bar and wrote about her first date experience in the caption of the video.
The video had background music by Michael Scott from “The Office” where he shouts “I am declaring bankruptcy”.
The woman explained that she arrived at the bar early and ordered a few drinks for herself.
Soon his date also reached the bar, however, he didn’t know the woman had been there for a while.
She wrote: “My date arrived, we ordered drinks and he said ‘we are together'”.
The guy unknowingly opened a tab on the woman’s debit card because she had already started a tab.
The woman wrote: “Now he is generously (and unknowingly) accumulating a huge tab on my debit card.”
The woman ends the story of her dilemma by asking people online for help or what she could do.
Many people sympathized with the woman and offered solutions.
She wrote in the comments section that since it was the first date, she didn’t want to create an awkward situation and didn’t know how to bring it up.
Many people have understood the dilemma of difficult first dates and have given the woman solutions that might help her the next time she finds herself in a similar situation.
One person wrote: ‘I would say ‘I might just pay my bill now so I know how much it is’ that way you close the bill and hopefully he offers to pay half of it.
Many other netizens also saw the humor in this situation and came up with bizarre solutions.
One user wrote: “Go to your bank on your phone and withdraw all the money lol then your card will be declined and he will have to pay since you are ‘together’.”
Many people also criticized the woman saying it was her fault for being in such a situation.
People thought the woman was making a big deal out of nothing and could easily have handled the situation well.
One user wrote: “No. I would have spoken. She’s your girlfriend.
Another user commented, “Tell him to pay his half. My God, it’s not that hard.
Some people even went so far as to call the woman sexist and that she just wanted free drinks.
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One person wrote: “So you’re saying women like free drinks but don’t like to pay? seems sexist to me.
Another user wrote: “Honestly this is disgusting. Why can’t you pay your share? Men [do] doesn’t always have to be the one [have] pay everything for [women].”
Many people also defended the guy saying he did it unknowingly and he didn’t know the woman had a running tab.
One person commented: ‘Well you unknowingly said he’ll probably pay if you tell him what happened lol.’
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Sanika Nalgirkar is a news and entertainment writer at YourTango based in Seattle, Washington. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Washington. You can view some of his writings on his website.