Wildebeest,Wildebeest wrote: ↑Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 pmA lot of assumptions on Klangfool's A to E.KlangFool wrote: ↑Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:12 pmFolks,
I will play devil advocate here.
A) Guest that flew in had lived in a 200K house.
B) Hosted by OP with a big expensive 850K house.
C) Guest used up most of their budget in paying for the plane ticket.
D) Obviously, OP is a lot richer than the guest by the size of the house.
E) So, what is the big deal for the OP to pay for the meal?
This is one of the problems of living in a big expensive house. Everyone assumes that you are rich enough to pay for everything.
Say he is correct, my experience has been the opposite: that the richer people are, the more tight they are with their money ( sometimes I wonder if that is how they got rich, they hate spending money) so if the guests were poor, they would have been more generous.
It is my observation that generosity has nothing to do with whether someone is rich or poor. I had seen generosity and selfishness from both rich and poor people.