In a relationship, it is a common practice that a man pays for his partner’s meals whenever they are on a date (but sometimes it also depends on their arrangements/beliefs). This is also applicable to anyone who wishes to get close to his partner’s family and earn the approval of his future in-laws and family members.
As we all know, getting close to your partner’s family is one of the most important steps that one has to achieve and need to do before settling down — and that’s exactly what a Taiwanese man did: he invited his girlfriend and his future mother-in-law for dinner in a Japanese restaurant as a birthday treat.
However, the man’s plans to impress his future mother-in-law did not go as planned after a series of unexpected arrivals during their dinner.
At first everything went well but as soon as the food was served, his girlfriend’s brother came, followed by a few family members. Though surprised, the boyfriend did not say anything and soon brushed off his panic, because he felt that it was okay as they were still her family members and they will all soon be family anyway.
But not long after, the girl’s mother’s friends soon joined in for the dinner and the man finally decided that this was too much. The final shocker came when the bill came, when the entire meal added up to a whopping 45,600 New Taiwan Dollars (US$1,500)!
He refused to pay the bill and was furious at his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s brother noticed and sensing something was wrong, the girl’s brother decided to pay for the meal instead.
Once the couple got home, they started quarreling and the boyfriend angrily said, “Obviously your family wants to take advantage of me!”
The heartbroken girlfriend shared the entire incident on her social media account. According to her post, she gave 35,000 New Taiwan Dollars (US$1,160) on his behalf, which made the boyfriend so furious that he slapped her. Ouch! She added that this had left her heartbroken and she was unsure if she should take him back after he sent her an apology message.
Some netizens commented on her post and defended her boyfriend saying, “That bill is seriously too expensive. Since both of you have been together for three years, you should know fairly well about his finances and whether he is able to afford such an expensive meal.”
“He already said he wanted to treat your mother but suddenly you brought so many people.”
Some of them even said, “Both of them are in the wrong, as they did not communicate well.”
“A man should never hit a girl, but the girl should also think on her boyfriend’s behalf and not bring so many people along.”
If you were the girlfriend, would you accept the boyfriend’s apology? What would you have done if you were in the boyfriend’s shoes? Share with us your thoughts and comments below.