This is a real life scenario, but I’m posting it here more as a hypothetical given that the cost differences between the two options will be so trivial. Still, I’m eager to hear people’s opinions and the reasons behind those opinions.
Mary has a circle of old and dear friends who all know each other. Some – but not all – of those friends are married, and their spouses have become part of Mary’s circle too.
Mary’s dad dies. One motivated member of the the circle communicates with the rest of the group and gets their unanimous consent to send a large flower arrangement to the funeral from “All of Mary’s old friends.”
When the time comes to reimburse the flower-buyer should the cost be divided by the individuals in the group or by the households (meaning 1 husband + 1 wife = 1 household) in the group?
What say you, Dopers?