This isn’t my testimony, but one my fiancé shared with me and said I could pass on.
He works for a large steel company, and colleagues will usually get together for a meal when someone leaves. There was one such leaving do yesterday, which he really wanted to support.
The problem, however, was that these meals tend to be expensive, and with the bills split equally can come to £40 a head. We’re on a tight budget and that’s not a figure he could afford to take lightly. When he heard the place colleagues had decided to go to, his fears seemed confirmed.