Ok. Let me try to keep this a brief as possible. Kim and I have some friends that we go out to dinner and movies with. They are a married couple and usually bring two other people. They pay the bill for these two people. So in short, there is usually four of them, as well as Kim and I. I always ask the server to put Kim and I on our own separate bill. I don't see anything wrong with this, and of course to me it reduces the awkward adding up of each plate, which can turn into a nightmare. I always notice our friend Carla (the one who pays for herself, her husband and two friends) makes a comment. Usually it posed like a joke such as: "Oh, I though you were going to pay for all of us", after I ask for a separate bill. Let me preface by saying Carla makes a whole hell of a lot of money, and is very generous. But when it comes to tipping, she is CHEAP! Kim and I a very generous when it come to tipping, which is another reason why I like separate bills. I get the feeling she would like us to help pay for their guests as well. If it was an occasional thing, maybe. I am not a nitpicker. The other thing. We somtimes eat a wholes in the wall, and sometimes and VERY nice expensive places on the beach. I am cool. I really don't care. I could eat at a famous place, or I could eat a Sanchos Taco shop for 99cents a taco, I just don't care. But now I am rambling. What do you all think? Abner P.S. Please note fake names have been created.