We are friends with another couple that we often go out to eat with. However, the wife always wants to make some change to what is offered on the menu or has some complaint about the food, and the husband is stingy when it comes to leaving a tip.
We find all this embarrassing, but we don’t want to get into an argument with them about it.
Queenie, is there anything we can do about it?—Embarrassed friend
Do not go out to eat at a restaurant with these friends. Invite them to your home for a meal, or go out with them for a picnic, or just go to a movie or some other entertainment with them and maybe stop at a bar for a quick drink afterwards.