Kathie Lee and Hoda had an awkward money moment the other day. They were invited to a luncheon only to discover that they had to pay for it.
“That was weird,” Hoda said.
According to the ladies, one of the most awkward money moments comes at a group dinner when the bill arrives.
“The question is,” Hoda said, “do you base it solely on what you ordered, or do you just say there’s eight of us; let’s divvy it up eight ways and pay?”
Kathie Lee doesn’t think that's totally fair, especially if one person far out-ordered the other diners. She said, “Do you pay for the smashed one's 10 tequilas even though you had one glass of wine?”
Hoda believes it's best just to split the tab evenly. “It gets too weird,” she said, adding that going through the bill to figure out who had the fish and who had the meatloaf is just a hassle.
KLG and Hoda have worked out a system: Most every Wednesday, the ladies go out for lunch together, so they take turns. According to KLG, “One person pays it and it all equals out in the long run.”
TODAY.com contributor Jillian Eugenios thinks that if it gets awkward, just have another round of those 10 tequilas.