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Indiana man sends woman a $40 invoice after dinner date

The woman ghosted her date after he paid for dinner

Chelsea Ritschel
Wednesday 18 April 2018 10:47 BST
A woman received an invoice from her date (Stock)
A woman received an invoice from her date (Stock)

A woman has shared the itemised invoice she received in the mail from a date she ghosted - and people are divided.

Amanda Burnett, from Indianapolis, Indiana, went on a date with a man before deciding to stop texting him and ultimately ghost him after she realised they weren’t compatible.

However, not long after, Burnett, 23, received a $40 itemised invoice of everything she had eaten and drunk during the date.

In addition to the invoice, Burnett’s date sent a text that read: “And to avoid additional penalty or fines, have the invoice paid, otherwise it will be turned into a collection agency.”

Burnett, outraged by the incident, posted the entire exchange to Twitter and Instagram alongside the caption: “A guy just mailed me a bill for our dinner a few weeks ago because I didn’t text him back… I can’t make this sh*t up.”

On the invoice, Burnett has been charged for a $10 Moscow Mule, a $10 beer, and pulled pork tacos which set her date back $14.50.

Burnett’s scorned date also added an additional seven per cent sales tax of $2.56, a $1.99 processing fee, and a $0.47 fee for shipping and handling.

In total, Burnett’s bill came out to $39.52 (£25).

But rather than receiving sympathy, many people have sided with the man she ghosted - even going as far to accuse Burnett of looking for a free meal or lacking “common courtesy.”

“Can’t say I don’t blame him,” wrote one person on Twitter.

Another said: “Wow this woman has no morals and can’t afford to pay for her own meal.”

Others pointed out that this is why it is better to split the bill on the first date.

“This is why you split the bill on first dates, or better yet, meet for coffee. For the adults in the room, it is also a good rule of thumb to let the person know if you won’t be seeking a second date. If you think that’s mean, ghosting/ignoring someone is much worse. Be respectful,” responded one person.

Overall, most people defended the date, who many believed deserved at least a text back.

However, there are some who believe she did nothing wrong by ignoring the date after she realised the relationship wasn't going anywhere - and that she owes him nothing.

“Sending an invoice is a really petty move,” tweeted one person.

Faced with the backlash, Burnett has since deleted the tweet and made her social media accounts private - but not before responding to her former date to f**k off.

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