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This gripe is probably going to annoy every second person that reads it, but I don't care because I think this is something that needs to be said.
I'm willing to bet that, like me, a lot of you men have gone to a pub or club with a group of both male and female friends and discovered that, whilst men in general understand the British social custom of buying drinks in rounds, most women seem to have failed to grasp how it works. Either this, or they think that they are exempt from it for some reason or other. Why do so few women get the drinks in when it should be their turn?
I know what you are thinking. 'Don't be so tight', and whatever happened to good old- fashioned chivalry? Well, my answer is simple. You can't have equality in only the areas that suit you; it has to be across the board and that includes paying your way in the pub!
... buying drinks for just herself
An observation that has also been made, and thinking back on a number of occasions it is definitely true, is that when you see a woman at a bar she's usually buying drinks for just herself or for her girlfriend(s). If there is a man in the group guess who gets the honour of going to the bar and buying all the drinks for the evening? Let me give you a clue, it won't be the girls, well at least not as often anyway!
However, as my friends and I have discovered after discussing this over a few beers one night, they're not all wallet leeches! It seems that we all know at least one woman each that gets her round in, and quite often she'll be the first one to the bar. She will never need reminding that her turn has come and really should be treasured as one of the lads.