13 Mar Splitting the check easily: “Kitty” style
Ever head out with a group of gals and at the end of a perfectly fun evening the check arrives and people start groaning or discussing who should pay what or how to divide up the bill? The worst is when one person says that they didn’t consume this or that making the others feel uncomfortable. Well, we never have an issue on our Paris trip. Typically we use the “Kitty” system which Lisa introduced me to over a decade ago. It works really well for short trips with your closest friends.
Each morning we put say 50 Euros into Kitty. Kitty then pays for lunch, dinner and wine until it runs out. It could last a long time or a short time depending upon the price points for the day and the wine consumption. Kitty rolls over to the next day and on the last day the remaining Kitty is divided up. Gal pals who do not consume du vin are exempt from Kitty and simply put in the cost of their food. Since service is included at most restaurants in Paris it makes things work very nicely. Gal pals think Kitty works really well – try it on your next gal’s weekend and let us know if you think so too!