Background: It was my birthday, and I had a cake cut party and dinner party. After I cut the first piece of cake and my friends decided to push the cake into my face. But I tried to persuade them not to with this argument:
Hey guys stop it. We bought it with money and would be wasting that money now by just pushing my face in it; I don't wanna waste the food.
To which they argued:
We already bought it so whether we eat it or hit you with it, what difference does it make? We can't get our money back now, so there is no good reason not to.
This argument seems to be flawed, maybe based on a fallacy, but I can't put my finger on it. What is the fallacy in their argument, if one at all?