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    Opinions wanted...

    Okay, here is the situation...

    Me and a friend of mine are coaching an 18u travel team. Next weekend we are heading to Virginia Beach to play in a tournament starting next Wednesday and ending on Sunday.

    My friend's girlfriend is also making the trip and we are all going to room together. So in one double bed room it is going to be me, my friend and his girlfriend totaling three for the room.

    So I mention that with the hotel room being $110 a night that splitting it three ways will not be that bad. He quickly replies that since I will have one of the beds to myself, that we should only split it two ways, not three, and basically says that this point shouldn't even be up for debate. I honestly see his argument, but we are paying for rooms, not beds.

    What do you guys think? Should I pay for half of the room or a third of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Playadlc View Post
    Okay, here is the situation...

    Me and a friend of mine are coaching an 18u travel team. Next weekend we are heading to Virginia Beach to play in a tournament starting next Wednesday and ending on Sunday.

    My friend's girlfriend is also making the trip and we are all going to room together. So in one double bed room it is going to be me, my friend and his girlfriend totaling three for the room.

    So I mention that with the hotel room being $110 a night that splitting it three ways will not be that bad. He quickly replies that since I will have one of the beds to myself, that we should only split it two ways, not three, and basically says that this point shouldn't even be up for debate. I honestly see his argument, but we are paying for rooms, not beds.

    What do you guys think? Should I pay for half of the room or a third of it?
    Tell your friend that the only way you're paying for half the room is if his girlfriend sleeps in your bed rather than his. Then tell him that because his girlfriend gets the whole back seat to herself on the drive down that she has to pay for half the gas.

    See if his silly math works out for him then.
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    I'm tempted to say it depends upon which bed the girlfriend takes, yours or his.
    I agree with you-each person should pay a third. That said, the difference between $55 and $36.67 may not be enough to argue about, but if your friend argues about it then he may not be much of a friend.
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    tell him to leave her at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Playadlc View Post
    Okay, here is the situation...

    Me and a friend of mine are coaching an 18u travel team. Next weekend we are heading to Virginia Beach to play in a tournament starting next Wednesday and ending on Sunday.

    My friend's girlfriend is also making the trip and we are all going to room together. So in one double bed room it is going to be me, my friend and his girlfriend totaling three for the room.

    So I mention that with the hotel room being $110 a night that splitting it three ways will not be that bad. He quickly replies that since I will have one of the beds to myself, that we should only split it two ways, not three, and basically says that this point shouldn't even be up for debate. I honestly see his argument, but we are paying for rooms, not beds.

    What do you guys think? Should I pay for half of the room or a third of it?
    What were those old forms of payment for hitchhikers? Grass, cash, or tail? If he wants to argue over the cash, then his girlfriend can make up the difference in tail.

    He's probably figuring that he's paying for him and her, and you're only paying for you, so he sees it as a 50/50 split, instead of he has 2/3 to pay, and you have 1/3 to pay.

    Draw him a nice pie chart if you need. Illustrations always help those slower than you.

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    So... She isn't a person, she is one of his possesions?

    It would cost her the same amount to get a seperate room as you. You are doing her a favor by cutting the cost. If she doesn't want to pay for a room to stay in, or he doesn't want to pay for her to stay then she should be there. If he wants to pay half, I agree with flyer, tell him to leave her behind. You don't pay per bed, you pay per room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I'm tempted to say it depends upon which bed the girlfriend takes, yours or his.

    There you go. Tell him the only way you pay half is if she sleeps with you half the night. Seems like a fair deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    There you go. Tell him the only way you pay half is if she sleeps with you half the night. Seems like a fair deal.
    Make sure it's the 1st half. Unless you're into 2nds...

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    I agree that you should pay 1/3. There are more resources in the room than beds (bathroom, closets, TV, etc.) that she will use. Seems fairly obvious to me.

    However, if its obvious and your friend still insists on you paying 1/2, money must be an issue with him (doesn't have much, is a cheapskate, etc. etc.).

    Chalk the $20 difference up to experience. Maybe burst in while the girlfriend is showering and get a cheap thrill for the $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Make sure it's the 1st half. Unless you're into 2nds...

    Well, I think that goes without saying.

    Another way of looking at it is that some hotels have Spectravision and you have to pay so much for a movie. With your friend and his girlfriend, you could have something along the lines of that.
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    Pay for half the room, and then spend the rest of the trip complaining about his girlfriend snoring and farting in her sleep.

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    there's probably a reason the room is only $110 / night...maybe you can get the bedbugs to chip in as well

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    I think you should only have to pay 1/3.

    What I think would be fun to do, if you could manage it, is to try to get a room for yourself and leave him to pay for an entire room. I wonder if he would argue with the hotel that he should pay for only half a room since only one bed will be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I agree that you should pay 1/3. There are more resources in the room than beds (bathroom, closets, TV, etc.) that she will use. Seems fairly obvious to me.

    However, if its obvious and your friend still insists on you paying 1/2, money must be an issue with him (doesn't have much, is a cheapskate, etc. etc.).

    Chalk the $20 difference up to experience. Maybe burst in while the girlfriend is showering and get a cheap thrill for the $20.
    You sound like you've had experience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeeinRed View Post
    So... She isn't a person, she is one of his possesions?

    It would cost her the same amount to get a seperate room as you. You are doing her a favor by cutting the cost. If she doesn't want to pay for a room to stay in, or he doesn't want to pay for her to stay then she should be there. If he wants to pay half, I agree with flyer, tell him to leave her behind. You don't pay per bed, you pay per room.
    I also agree with RB - this guy is a friend? The answer is paying a third.
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