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She Was Gifted A Dinner To A Michelin Star Restaurant, But After Her Friend Got Upset That She Wanted To Take Her Boyfriend With Her To Eat There, She Ended Up Giving Her Friend The Reservation Instead And Upsetting Her Boyfriend

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This woman and her boyfriend currently reside in a very big city. In their city, there’s an upscale restaurant that has 3 Michelin stars, and it’s so pricey that she and her boyfriend know that getting to eat there is a not-so-realistic dream.

“…We've only ever talked about it in fantastical terms, kind of like the way you'd talk about what you'd do if you were Marie Antoinette at Palais Versailles,” she explained.

“Well, lo and behold, as part of my annual bonus, my firm (which is quite small and intimate – they market themselves as a "boutique" specializing in their service expertise) knew I was a big foodie and somehow managed to get me not only reservations to this amazing restaurant but also gave me a $500 gift card to accompany it.

She just absolutely freaked out when she received this gift, and she says it is by far the most amazing present she has ever gotten.

She does admit that she would have liked to have had a cash bonus or a raise instead, but regardless, it was something she was happy about.

She also knows there’s absolutely no way she is important enough to ever land a reservation at this place anytime soon.

As soon as she found out about the gift, she immediately thought about taking her boyfriend with her to have dinner there.

Her boyfriend is not exactly a “foodie,” and one of her closest friends is aware that her boyfriend doesn’t exactly have an appreciation for finer dining.

This friend of hers basically asked if she could go to dinner at the restaurant with her instead of her taking her boyfriend.

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“I asked my boyfriend about this, and him, being the sweet, empathetic boy that he is, was more than willing to give up his seat in lieu of my friend, who arguably is the much bigger foodie than either of us and would've probably appreciated the experience more than my boyfriend or I,” she said.

“Yet, I felt super uncomfortable with this and told my friend I would prefer going with my boyfriend to the date. This is a decision that I now regret and which prompted me to write to internet strangers because she has since accused me of being naive, ignorant, wasteful (because such a dining experience should not be wasted on those who would not have understood the difference like she would've), and most hurtful of all, a bad friend.”

“To be fair to her, she has always had a passion for food and good restaurants. She has her own food blog, which she has diligently posted to since our college days and maintains to this day. I am definitely more of a casual observer of good food and appreciate the same as someone who works for a firm that often wines and dines its clients in upper-echelon restaurants.”

Her friend also threw it out there that she and her boyfriend couldn’t even tell if they were eating at a restaurant that had one star or three stars, and she knows her friend is correct.

In the end, she decided to give her friend her reservation, and she still held onto the gift card for $500.

She’s hoping she will be able to use it herself at some point, but if she doesn’t, she can give it to a friend.

After she gave up her reservation, her boyfriend mentioned that he was really upset with her for letting her friend walk all over her and not allowing them to eat there.

“Moreover, I feel bad that I promised him a fancy dinner at this three-Michelin-starred restaurant and then rescinded the offer to give to someone else,” she continued.

She’s left wondering if she handled things in the right way. What do you think?

You can read the original post on Reddit here.

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