Saturday, 24 December 2011
It's the month of December in which the holiday cheer is all around. It's also the month in which my boyfriend's and my birthday occurs! Mine on the 21st and his on Christmas day. We decided to share my birthday since he and I work on Christmas. Though since I was busy studying for finals, he took it upon himself to plan our birthday, only telling me yesterday that I was to make a reservation on the strip (we live in Vegas) for a steakhouse since he had already taken care of the entertainment part. Not only on the strip but also after 9:30pm, which limits me on where we could go.
So I went online immediately only to see that a steak dinner on the strip (at the majority of places) would run me about $300, minimum! I texted him saying that he was going to make me broke but he took it as a joke. I was serious! The pay at my workplace has gone down significantly so I can't afford $300 dinners. My Christmas shopping this year is limited due to low income and my parents are helping me pay some of my school tuition for the first time. So the idea of spending that much money on something that will exit my body in a few hours, when I NEED it for books/ tuition... sounds insane! I would feel guilt for spending that much when the money is needed elsewhere.
So after sleeping on it, I told my boyfriend my dilemma. He understood and said not to worry about it. He had taken care of it as soon as he read my texts, leaving NO room for compromise. Which was definitely not what I wanted.I felt relief and like crap at the same time. He is worth every penny that that expensive dinner is worth but I can't afford to dish out money like that so easily. He makes triple if not more than I make so I shouldn't feel so bad but I can't help it.What can I do to make it up? That dinner was apparently supposed to be MY part for his birthday and the entertainment part HIS to give to me. Has something similar happened to you? What did you do?