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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I don't know that many persons in their forties or more who are still fancy-free (which seems to be a sort of synonym for "going Dutch", according to you).
    ;)

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    You have not been out much lately? :wink: :wink:
    Fancy free is a bit on the side of foot loose. Going Dutch can be used between couples, or a group. If a couple goes Dutch there is no call it pressure or obligation for the lady to repay by whatever means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Going Dutch seems to be impossible when one is growing old.
    I do not quite follow your logic.
    The elder loves to treat everyone because s/he thinks s/he is the most seasoned in a group. If s/he doesn't collect the bill, s/he thinks it's face losing. 8) When I have a nice dinner with my parents, it's impossible for me to pick up the tab. They'll say, "Just save up your money to get marreid!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I don't know that many persons in their forties or more who are still fancy-free (which seems to be a sort of synonym for "going Dutch", according to you).
    ;)

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    Objections your Honor!

    You have not been out much lately? :wink: :wink:
    Fancy free is a bit on the side of foot loose. Going Dutch can be used between couples, or a group. If a couple goes Dutch there is no call it pressure or obligation for the lady to repay by whatever means.
    I didn't know "going Dutch", so I was just going by your alternate definition "Going Dutch does also mean no ties or obligations.". Hence the seems and according to you.

    You have not been out much lately?
    When I go out, I don't go Dutch so I don't know :)

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    The elder loves to treat everyone because s/he thinks s/he is the most seasoned in a group. If s/he doesn't collect the bill, s/he thinks it's face losing.
    Why not replace these ugly, politically-correct "s/he" with "they"? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    The elder loves to treat everyone because s/he thinks s/he is the most seasoned in a group. If s/he doesn't collect the bill, s/he thinks it's face losing.
    Why not replace these ugly, politically-correct "s/he" with "they"? ;)

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    I learned a long time ago to leave a credit card with the waiter. Takes of the "no I will take care of that". I invited you - I pay. Ca vas.

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    Here, people rush to the counter to pick up the bill.

    (On their way to the counter)
    Josh: It's on me! :D
    Pete: No, it's me! :D
    Josh: No no no, my treat today! :)
    Pete: No, I insist!
    Josh: Please, let me buy you dinner. :(
    Pete: No, I'll just pay it! :wink:

    (At the counter)
    Josh: My treat! I mean it!
    Pete: Take it back! TODAY'S ON ME!
    Josh: NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Waiter, quick! Take my credit card!
    Pete: NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Waiter, take mine!
    Josh: ................. WAITER! Did you not heart what I'm saying?
    Waiter: :(
    Pete: Well...next time, my treat!


    The bill had finally been collected after 10 minutes. :D
    Do you have any similar scenario there?

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    Pete: Well...next time, my treat!


    Ok, next time, you'll see the same scenario again. It's a long long road that you cannot see the end. 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Pete: Well...next time, my treat!


    Ok, next time, you'll see the same scenario again. It's a long long road that you cannot see the end. 8)
    Been there - done that.

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    End of controversy.

    Take me out and you pay. I am older but you can pay for the privilege of being with me and experiencing my wisdom first hand.

    Any takers?


    lol

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    Ok, but could you get me a take-out box?

    How much is that by the way. :P

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