My tight fella says I should buy him TWO pints for every glass of wine I get because it’s pricier – he’s being selfish

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.

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The woman explained that her partner suggested she buy him two drinks for everyone one she had[/caption]

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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