A deck only costs $25, making it an affordable — and, depending on your mood, entertaining — centerpiece of a night in. Of course, it could cost you much more than that in social capital if an offended person leaves your house mid-play.
Long time, no see. Of course, I’d love to have dinner with you and catch up, but to be honest, I’m not feeling inspired to go out to eat tonight. Why don’t you come over to my place instead?
Logan: This has been a week of not spending for me, because I already spent all my money and we don’t get paid for … some days. So, no, I can’t go to dinner. And no, I can’t go to the bar. But the question is, do I go beyond that, in talking to friends? Do I say, I can’t go not because I don’t want to see you—I really want to see you!—I just have no money?