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Your friend makes more money than you and you both know this. So one time they offer to pay for your meal because they have a higher income. How would you respond?? 

70%
954 deviants said I'll let them pay. Its the reality and I am getting a free meal.
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309 deviants said I can pay for my own meal thanks!
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98 deviants said Other

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Cranberrylan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
I would say, that's alright, I can pay thank you, but if they really insist multiple times, sure.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say, "That's alright, you really don't have to..." If they're like, "Aw, c'mon, a special treat!" I'd say, "Well, I mean, if you really want to, that's alright, but..."
That way you're not taking advantage of them but you're also not denying them making you happy. :)
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Rutana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Writer
when I go somewhere eating with someone else, it's often a battle of who's paying, and I think it wouldn't be different in such a case.
I would probably try to pay both meals just like always :p

So, if the person's just quicker in paying, I would be jokingly cheesed (while smiling), but thanking of course. If he would argue that he's earning more though, I would feel offended ;)
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NYAN-puu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   General Artist
What about just going halfsies? (I mean how much more expensive can the other guy's meal be right?)
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DevilsChild13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd do like always. Once a friend and I went to the swimmingpool and she wanted to pay for me. I said she didn't have too. But she wanted and didn't mind.
So if people want to pay of kindness, not higher income, I let them.
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LokkNess Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol Ry - Ur polls are the only thing I come on to dA for these days... :D
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL wow... well thanks i guess
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LokkNess Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, no worries.. looking forward to more!
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
If they say/insinuate that they make more $$, I'd refuse. If they just say, "Hey I got it this time", then yay, free meal :)
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LifeIsZealous Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on the person themselves. Such as, my relationship with them.
It also depends on the exact circumstances. I've gone out to places with my friends before and they've had to watch their budget and they worry about not having something to eat because they're a little low, and after some persuasion they let me pay for them. Most insist on paying me back, but I don't mind because me paying for them helps us enjoy our time together and they would do the same for me if they could. A couple even have done the same for me.
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AltoXsax Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I have a severe problem with being payed for. I don't know why. I'd just rather pay it myself. I guess it's so that I don't feel like I owe them for anything.
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PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, if they're offering, why not? If it's a one time thing, I don't see the problem. Sometimes friends like to treat friends.
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TheLaughingTwig Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
When I offer to buy something for a friend, it's because I genuinely don't mind and want to pay. So if my friends offer to pay for my meal once, I'll try to dissuade them, but if they insist I won't refuse. I'll just return the favour later on or do something else for them instead.
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marowakmaniac14 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I hate it, but cash is low. my friends have learned to bring up how much I gift everybody and help out and such and if they're accepting gifts all the time I should let them give one back.
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turusai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always try to do things 50/50, so if someone wants to shout me, that's cool, but I'd remember & return the favour next time round.
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xUnderWatchx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
See this depends. I'm getting a job soon but I'll still have relatively low income. I generally offer my friends food first when I'm out with them (but as I have about 15 dollars to my name right now I currently avoid this) HOWEVER. If the friend I am out with is very close to me (example my friend Jayden who always offers to pay even when I say I can) I might agree if I'm in a low money situation seeing as we have paid for each other at various times. and of course my family can pay for me as they please. However I would either not eat while out unless I could pay for myself or refuse entirely if I'm with a friend who I'm not particularly close to.
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fudafu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If they outright say "It's on me. Since I make more money than you ; )" Then yes I will have a problem. But I still wouldn't refuse LOL But if they say it out of general curtesy and for our friendship, I would usually say "Are you sure?" with a soft puppy-dog face and they be like "yeah no worries" and I be saying "Thanks" happy-puppy-face LOLOLOL yes...I really can't turn down a free anything...
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
If they were paying for me because I make less money, I would have a problem. If they were paying for me just that one time without that thought taking an obvious presence in the situation, than I would gladly accept and offer to pay for our next outing.
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REVULSIVE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, god yes, pay for all of the things, just means more money for me to spend on stupid shit I don't need! (That's the best kind of stupid shit!)
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jeff-aka-stray Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I guess I'm not as prideful or whatever as most other people are judging by most of these comments, haha. If someone wants to pay for me that's cool with me! In fact I go out with a friend on the weekends often and he has a well-paying job and I'm pretty much broke always so he always pays without even saying anything about it. But whenever I can afford to I'll definitely offer to pay, just to show my gratitude.
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Delumier Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If they offer to pay without giving a reason, I'm okay with that, but if they're like "you know, I make more than you so I'm gonna pay today" that is really demeaning to me so I'd be like "um no thanks". It's one thing to be nice, it's another to deliberately flaunt your wealth.
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Tegz0rz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on how close I am to the person. If we're not that close, I'd prefer to pay for myself, but if I were broke at the time, I'd pay them back when I could.
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Opasama Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Honestly, I think it would depend on the situation. I have some friends that make more than I do, and they've offered to pay, but it's usually only because they just got a bonus, and feel a need to splurge. Or if they dragged me to a restaurant knowing I'm poor =P
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Pikadventures Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I'm too prideful to accept handouts. I'm willing to borrow money, however.
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Nokkelborth Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If they are paying for it just because you have a lower income then I would absolutely refuse
because, well, it's not like I'm a starving person, so if you really wanna help somebody help the hobos out there >___>

If they are paying for it because they JUST WANT TO I'd first try to pay myself, but if they insist, well, free food is great c:
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I would prefer to pay for myself, a lower income is not not a good reason for me to let them pay.
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bittersweetchoco Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they buy me dinner, desert's on me!
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clauds-d Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
My friend and I take turns, when she pays tho, she choses more expensive places..... because she can :P :/
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RoochArffer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd protest at least once but if they insist a couple times, i might let them pay. I had a guy friend who used to do this to me but i'd pay for my own meal as much as possible cuz I didn't want him to get the wrong idea... I also wouldn't let someone I didn't know that well pay for me.
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd suggest splitting the tab, but if the still insisted I'd let them pay.
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BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be modest about it, but if they insist, pay away! :dummy: I won't mind! If they don't have a steady income, I flip the table, and say "I shall pay for you!! :U". :iconfliptableplz:
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BlazingStarO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh whoops, ignore that last part there.
... But there still will be table flipping.
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Only if they were absolutely certain that they wanted to pay it. No point in refusing kindness.
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SpookyIsntIt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as I don't have to pay them back.
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Potato-Shiba Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
..We meet again.....
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SpookyIsntIt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'ma cut you...
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*forgot to add* maybe that's his way to do something nice for you but lik ~budster248 tell, i will return the favor anytime :) and it dont have to be paying for his meal, maybe with another favor
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QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, he is your friend and if he told you he will pay the meal for you i don't see it bad... He is doing it because he want, not because u tell him
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Titoalba Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I wouldn't let it happen often, but every once in awhile I don't mind letting someone pay for me. I've grown up frugal so I always try to order on the cheaper end of the price spectrum anyway, so my tab is rarely all that high. Admittedly, I still feel like a huuuuuuge mooch whenever other people pay for me, so, like I said, I wouldn't let it happen often. And I would try to return the favor later on when I had the money to accommodate us both.
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budster248 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll never turn down a free meal but i'll return the favor.
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Butterlord120 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if it's a good friend of mine and they really insist on doing so, then I'll let them, but I couldn't help but feel guilty for some reason
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ZARAo-o Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If they say that they will pay, i refuse to be polite. But if they say it a second time (like i hope they will) I will happily let them pay! lol
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SketchFox7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I don't like other people paying for me unless its a predetermined thing. Like if we are hanging out and my friend is like, "Lets get something to eat, I'll pay." Then I'm ok with it, but on a normal basis I prefer paying my own way when I can.
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Bleachbender Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Artist
depends a bit, if it's just that one time or here and there I'd say ok.
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Pikachuvz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If I'm dirt poor I might accept, but if I make enough I would refuse.
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ValentinesQueen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They can pay, but I'll handle the tip! :D Hey, it would be the least I could do! Besides... If I didn't do that much I would feel guilty!
Hey, why are we even eating somewhere this expensive? DX
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Amarantha-Thea Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends if it was their turn or not.
sometimes though one or the other has no money to buy so the other will by regardless.
(that's what I do)
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CrazedRandomness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a selfish person and I like free food...so...XD
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Forced-enjoyment Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
if im still making a decent wage then i can afford it, if i'm getting shit for money then i would take em up on there kind offer
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