...But apparently it rubs a lot of people the wrong way!
A few curse words lie ahead. Fair warning.
I hate the looks, the questions and the remarks when I go out with the Boyfriend somewhere and say "Split the check, I'm paying for myself," or when I say "I'm buying my own ticket!"
make my own money. I don't need to depend on him or anyone to pay for
my food, my movie ticket or or that dress I saw on sale. I can buy my own shit, thank you very much!
hate having to justify myself to cashiers and servers. Does no one
believe a woman can be independent? Do they have to look at him like
he is forcing me to to do this or like he's a jerk for not swiping his card in my place?
He has no obligation to
spend money on me. He has every right to do whatever he wants with his
money, and I'm not going to force him to pay for my whims. If i want
to more expensive meal, I will pay for it. If I want those cute shoes, I
will buy them. If i want to buy my own movie ticket, I will buy my
There are times that he tells me he wants to treat me to dinner or a movie...and I'll let him. Do I like it? No. He knows I don't...but if his heart is in it, I'll let it happen.
And sometimes, I'll treat him to dinner or whatever. He doesn't like it either, but hey...it's how we do things around here!
Women fought for equality, people. Women
fought to be paid like men, to vote like men, to drive like men. Women
claim they can do anything without a man. So then why can't a woman
pay for herself, or pick up the tab now and then?
at the movie ticket counter the other day basically made me justify myself for
buying my own ticket. I mentioned all of the above. Or I could've
just said "because fuck you, that's why." And yet none of it mattered,
because all the idiot had to say is "this makes him look bad" with a
smirk on his face. I said "most guys would love a girl who doesn't
spend their money" before walking away.
Seriously, it's my choice. And he's okay with it, because I'm not spending his hard earned money on my petty wants.