Q: My daughter has been invited to an out of town graduation ceremony. The fellow’s parents are friends of our friends and our children met casually as a result of this. His parents are driving my daughter to the resort, which is about five hours away from our home. They are staying for three nights. During the stay, they will inevitably be going out for meals. What is the appropriate way for my daughter to handle the bills at the restaurants?
A: Traditionally the parents who are hosting your daughter’s stay should pay for her meal expenses. If she feels comfortable in stating ahead of time that she would like to pay for her own meal, the waitstaff can make up a separate bill for her expenses for her to pay separately.