6.22.2012

the Costco King



i went on an epic date that i've referenced a few times... here's a little excerpt from that eve:

dude asked me out and had a restaurant in mind.
he claimed to be a "foodie" and loved dropping (in my opinion) c-list restaurants in nyc.
we go to said restaurant (where i had never before been).

while we're waiting for our table (he was incredibly bugged about the fact that we had to wait), he barked at the hostess to bring (and this isn't a restaurant with a bar, it's not exactly a drink-while- you-wait restaurant)

"half diet coke/half regular coke, diet on the bottom, light ice and a lemon."

horrified. i was horrified. who orders a drink like that?! and honestly, a gentleman would ask the lady if she'd like a beverage, then ask kindly if the hostess would do something outside of her job description and procure a refreshment while we wait....

it gets worse.....

we perused the menu while we waited.

HIM: (incredulous!!) $24 for ROASTED CHICKEN!?!? i could get that for $5 at COSTCO!!!

ME: we could leave and go to costco.... before they seat us.....

HIM: i'm so sure! like YOU would eat at COSTCO?!

(ok, at this point, i hate this man...... how dare he act as if i was the one high maintenance enough to demand a restaurant price point...i'm also completely desperate to hit Costco... i wouldn't have to suffer thru 3 full courses with him + i could get a hot dog and a DC= heaven)

ME: actually, i love Costco chicken & hot dogs! i'd be happy to go there.

HIM: pppppssshshhhhh! yeah right! but you know what we SHOULD do; the second they seat us, flip the table and walk out on them for making us wait....

and it just got better from there........

13 comments:

Sandi said...

Where doe these people even come from...?

Dainon. said...

I'd like to take you out if solely to show you that some guys are really pretty nice. This guy, however? Makes for more amusing blog posts.

Maria said...

I just....what....no understanding

katilda said...

what. a. butt. head.

Shari said...

I love worst date stories!!! Mine is from back in high school- a young chap thought it would be oh, so impressive to take me to McDonalds, buy me a 10 cent courtesy cone and then over to visit his seminary teacher who was recovering from knee surgery!

Jaana said...

Why did you ever let that one get away? He's a keeper! :| (hoping you can feel the force of my sarcasm all the way from Canada)

Life Is Good said...

Who set you two up thinking you would be a good match? My brother-n-law always asked me before I set him up, "Are you lining us up because you actually think we have something in common or is being single the only thing we have in common." Sorry it was a bomb. . . and thank you for entertaining us at your expense ;)

Tara Gardner said...

Wow, all I can say is WOW. "Half diet coke/half regular coke, diet on the bottom, light ice and a lemon." Who IS this guy?

Ashlee Green said...

sometimes i feel a little sad that i don't date much, and then i read stuff like this, and i remember why i hate dating so much.

Deveny said...

If a guy orders a fruity drink (i.e. multiple demands)....that's a red flag.

Jenny said...

"Half diet coke/half regular coke, diet on the bottom, light ice and a lemon," and no-doubt it also included spit or pee or worse at most places he demanded it.

eliana23 said...

I'm going to order an elaborate diet coke now. The horror! Be strong.

Sierra said...

Ummm, yea...Costco is WAY better.
xoxo,
Sierra
Oh, Just Living the Dream