A 37-year-old woman and her 40-year-old husband, self-proclaimed “amateur foodies,” enjoyed treating their in-laws to meals every few months. Despite being the hosts and covering the expenses, the in-laws consistently assumed the couple would pay for their dinners.
During a meal at a new restaurant, the woman’s mother-in-law handed the bill to her husband without checking the cost, leaving him surprised but obliging. Despite the incident, the woman didn’t voice her concerns.
The pattern continued when the in-laws invited the couple to a pricier restaurant they had previously visited. Once again, the mother-in-law subtly passed the bill to the husband. This time, the woman couldn’t ignore the trend and commented on the in-laws always expecting them to foot the bill. The unintentional remark embarrassed her in-laws, creating an awkward situation.
The woman sought advice on Reddit, expressing her frustration with the assumption that they would always cover the expenses. Despite the awkwardness, she aimed to address the issue while maintaining a positive relationship with her in-laws.