Where I’m from (at least what I’m used to where I’m from), usually, when someone invites you out to lunch or dinner (basically to do something that involves the spending of money), unless otherwise stated, the person (or people) that did the inviting pay for that something.
never had sushi (the thought of raw fish still sends something up and down my
spine) before so of course I was curious about it. Imagine my excitement (ummmmm...
I think) when two of my work colleagues invited myself and another Gh gal out
for lunch, and we were gon have sushi (Yay!). This invitation came a week
before the lunch date (I guess you could call it that) so we had a whole week
to contemplate how this date was gon go. I was of the opinion that we should
go prepared to pay for our food especially since the invitation came from females
(besides I’d heard that even with guys over there, you’d still have to settle
your own bill). My Gh work colleague however was of the opinion that since we
were “sitting our somewhere”, and these ladies felt we should try sushi (it is
after all more than just raw fish. I always thought it was all about fish that
was raw), then they would have to pay (I really don't know where this idea came from ooo... it was more of gals gals going to get lunch or something. why did we expect them to pay for us?). Of course you can’t blame her cos we were
barely surviving on the money we made plus jeez! just about all of it went into
paying bills (yuck!). We dint exactly have enough to spare on food we’d never
tasted before and we weren’t even sure if we’d have to go look for some fufu to swallow
afterwards in order for this sushi to digest. Besides, we always brought lunch from home (much cheaper).
Ok, so it was the day
of the date (really, I don’t know what else to call it), one of the ladies
drove us to the sushi bar and we left the “inviters” (doubt if that’s a word)
to order. Oh my goodness! The food was actually really good. I loved it (at
least I loved their selection). Of course I dint waste time trying to use the
chop sticks (why bother when there was a fork?) And yeah, I did stink at using
chop sticks (why would anyone want to eat with sticks anyways? that of course
is a topic for another day).
done, waitress brings the bill and these ladies take out their cell phones to
do the math :o Yep, they split the bill four ways L
(these people paa... If I'd known, I'd have eaten more. the food was served on a tray and everyone just ate as much as they could).
Me, I came prepared papa. Matter of fact, I came
over-prepared. I paid for myself and even had enough left to sort my Gh friend out (obviously, the money she had on her couldn't cater for her portion of the bill).
Moral of the story: there's nothing like over-preparation (seriously), your assumptions aren't always the truth (when in doubt, seek clarification) and it doesn't really hurt to try new stuff regardless of how weird they seem (who would have thought raw fish tasted good? some of it dint taste so hot though. with those ones, I dint eat too much, but if I'd known I was paying for them, I'd have eaten more papa). And finally, your friends don't always have the best advice (I have another story to illustrate this point. imagine if I'd also showed up with little or no cash).
P.S. my next adventure also has to do with food but it so does not mean I'm all about food (just a coincidence).
P.S.S. I tried Thai food some time eeeh and it was nice papa. This one I dint pay for. Was brought in for lunch during a board meeting at work (how I ate). There's this one with coconut juice in it... mmmmhmmm...