MONEY MORAL DILEMMA: Should Robbie kick up a fuss?

Here's this week's hypothetical situation for you to cogitate on:
Should Robbie kick up a fuss?

After the New Year celebrations, five lads are struggling to find a cab with enough space to take them all home. After a bit of patience, Gary hails two cabs and decides Mark & Robbie should get in one and everyone else in the other. As each cab's charging £60, Robbie, holding back the tears, thinks it's not on that he'd be paying £30 to get home, compared to Gary's £20, and declares he'll never forget if the total bill for both journeys isn't split equally.

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  • LakeukLakeuk Forumite
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    four of them should play £30 at the time of the cab journey, then say Gary hasn't contrubuted yet so he should pay each of the four £6 so it all end's up that each has paid £24 towards their ride home - nice and simple.


    But isn't it the case that the one who sits in the front always pay :beer:
  • Not very MSE - surely the five of them could get into one cab???:grouphug:
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  • Gorf123Gorf123 Forumite
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    If they live together, they should each shell out £24. If they don't, they should still club together.
  • No he shouldnt kick up a fuss!!! IT'S ONLY A TENNER!!!
  • macaronimacaroni Forumite
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    tallgirld wrote: »
    No he shouldnt kick up a fuss!!! IT'S ONLY A TENNER!!!

    Its 50% more than the others would be paying !! They should all chip in before the journey and pay the same
    :hello:
  • duchyduchy Forumite
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    If he's old enough to go out drinking he's old enough to make sure he can afford the expense of going out (which includes getting home). These things had a habit of evening out anyway-and the next time he may very well be one of the three rather than one of the two. If it was going to be split evenly it should have been discussed earlier in the evening not later when everyone has had a few drinks and just want to get home not stand at the roadside debating it.
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  • tallgirld wrote: »
    No he shouldnt kick up a fuss!!! IT'S ONLY A TENNER!!!

    NOT even a TENNER - The difference between sharing and not sharing, is only SIX POUNDS!!! :confused:
  • CameronCameron Forumite
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    Soft $#!£ - If it bothers him that much, the other four should pay £30 each!
    PS. You would get me a) going into town (ridiculus prices & BOOM BOOM BOOM) b) never heard of a bus?
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  • He's saving £30 on the price of a cab home by himself, and the other four could fit in a cab by themselves . . .
    It's only £6 over the cost of splitting equally and £10 over the cost of the others.

    They're his friends, it should go without saying that the £10 extra he paid is remembered by his friends, and repaid the next time by the others buying the first round or giving a bit more to a different taxi, not by handing him £6.

    Trusting your friends to engage in a bit of give and take is a large part of friendship. Going on about them doing you out of £10/£6 will only annoy people and end up costing you more in the long run.
  • DenDen Forumite
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    bandraoi wrote: »
    They're his friends, it should go without saying that the £10 extra he paid is remembered by his friends, and repaid the next time by the others buying the first round or giving a bit more to a different taxi, not by handing him £6.

    Trusting your friends to engage in a bit of give and take is a large part of friendship. Going on about them doing you out of £10/£6 will only annoy people and end up costing you more in the long run.

    I like the way you put it. :beer:
    Have you got something to share - Do it.
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