Oct 9, 2008

Worst First Date #6 - Cheap Date

I was set up on a "blind date" with a friend of mine -- great looking guy, total sweetheart, and someone I'd always adored. To me (and to him), it was such a natural and yet surprising situation -- "of course, how could I have failed to see what was right in front of me?" We made a plan to attend a school formal that same weekend, and were so thrilled by the surprising shift in our relationship status that we made plans to have lunch away from campus the next day.

He came to pick me up and we drove to a slightly dumpy Italian restaurant -- I was trying to think the best, shifting "dumpy" to "charming and rustic" in my mind. We were the ONLY two people being served. So, my friend says, "Hey, I have a coupon for this place." Then he proceeds to say that, in fact, he has TWO coupons, and that we can redeem them both (they were for a free lunch entree) IF WE DON'T SIT AT THE SAME TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I proceed to demur: "No, we have to sit together -- we're on a date! Don't worry, I'll pay." He tries to convince me to stick with his plan: "After all, we're the only two in here, and we can sit at adjoining tables.", but eventually resolves his inner dilemma by letting me pick up the check.

I was mortified and totally turned off. Nothing kills the glow quicker than obnoxious cheapness.

From: HowToDate.com

16 comments:

Gabi said...

LOL. This one is too funny.

autumn said...

OMG!
That reminds me of something similar I saw in a movie although which movie escapes me. Chalk him up to experience I guess
Was the food at least good?

Carolyn said...

Just goes to show - never judge a book by its cover. (It pays to see what's inside!)

Kristin said...

OMG...too funny!

Lucy said...

Great story!!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

WOW! :0

Carolyn said...

Meari,
I am so sorry! What a bad deal. Hopefully your next one will be much better to make up for this one. Hugs!

Rachel S said...

First last and only date. No coupons on dates til you're a couple of long standing.

Mare said...

UGH, another dud but it makes for a great story.

Melinda in Southeast Texas said...

That would be horrible!!!

Carolyn said...

Meari,
Thank you for taking part in my contest. I am sorry you didn't win but if you go to stitch pink you will find I have another pinkeep up for grabs. Good Luck!

rose_michelle said...

OMG! How cheap ... if that is the "impress them" period I'd hate to think what he'd turn into once in the "comfortable" stage!

Sharon said...

These just keep me laughing (and remembering some of the "less than marriage material" dates that I had!

Desi said...

Why is it that the worst dates turn into the best stories? Sometime I'll have to post about the guy who thought he was a secret agent and when his car broke down, decided that someone had sabotaged it!

Patricia said...

Meari,
OMG I can not believe this guy unreal.... but at least you made the best of the situation.... so very sorry.
HUGS
Patty

Barbara said...

Where do these guys come from??? The experience must have been horrible, but the story makes for a good laugh.
Barb in TX