Should I pay for a guest of a guest that someone else invited to dinner I'm paying for at a restaurant?
by Ellen Judson
I am taking my daughter and granddaughter out to dinner. My daughter invited my nephew (her cousin) to go along. I agreed to it and to pay for him also. Then she told me he asked if he could bring a guest. I told her to tell him "no" as I did not want to buy dinner for a complete stranger when it wasn't my idea to invite the nephew in the first place. I had my daughter tell him that it was family only. What was the correct way to handle this? Should I have accepted his friend as a guest also and paid for it? It seems rather presumptuous to me that he would even ask to bring him.