Dear Miss Fortune Cookie,
My friend likes to go out for lunch all the time. I don’t have much money, so I order cheaply. My friend always eats way more than I do, and then she wants to split the bill. When I try to pay for my share, she says, “I hate people who make a fuss over a few dollars.” What should I do?
Miss Fortune Cookie says: The richer your friends, the more they will cost you.
Then again, John Lennon said money can’t buy you love.
Maybe they mean the same thing.
Here’s a little practical advice. Whenever you go out with your friend, tell her you’re not hungry. Don’t order anything, and see what happens.