THE concept of "getting a round in" is very much part of our British heritage, but there are certain rules.
For example, if you wait to offer to get a round in and then "have to shoot off" before your turn that is very much not OK.
But what if your drink is consistently more expensive than your partner's? That's the dilemma one mum faced as she's a wine drinker while her husband drinks pints – which cost less.
The confused pub-goer took to Mumsnet to ask for advice from fellow forum users.
She said: "My husband gets the hump with me when we go to the pub as I order my favourite wine and it can cost between £6 – 8 for a large glass depending on where we are. His pint is usually £3 – 5.
"He is a tight a*** and I'm trying to come to terms with it, but I wonder if I should order a small glass or a cheaper drink when he's paying and order what I want when I pay.
"He (half jokingly, I hope) said that I should buy him two pints when it's my round to make up for it. I told him that was ridiculous, but is it?"
Fellow Mumsnet users were quick to jump in with their thoughts.
One said: "That's really tight! I wouldn't expect spirits to be part of a round but wine is fine."
Another said: "He's quibbling over about £3-4 per round, and would prefer you to have a drink you don't want. I could not stand this level of meanness. Next time, order a bottle and tell him to buy his own.
"Does he split a packet of ready salted one crisp at a time too?"
I have a friend that does this. He gets himself a beer when it's his round but when it's our round he asks for a gin & tonic and a packet of peanuts!!
While a third said: "If it were a friend I regularly drank with and I typically had a drink that cost twice as much as hers, I would not change my drink, but I would make sure it is me buying the extra odd numbered round.
"It seems very petty with a partner, I can’t imagine being in that scenario to comment."
Another said: "I have a friend that does this. He gets himself a beer when it's his round but when it's our round he asks for a gin & tonic and a packet of peanuts!! It makes me laugh!"
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