How not to get a date:
Don't handcuff yourself to someone you're trying to ask out on a date.
Ugh. This seems like one of those "romantic gestures" that wins over the girl in the movies, but is creepy and even criminal in real life.
Exactly. There was a case not so long ago where a guy decided to sail his yacht across from somewhere in Europe (France maybe?) to find a girl who had served him a meal in a restaurant one time because he had decided she was 'The One'
He sent messages on Facebook telling her that he was coming, she told him not to come, her family told him not to come, they told him she was happily engaged to someone else... he came anyway. Unfortunately (or fortunately for her) he didn't get the correct visa to enter the UK and he was turned back at the border.
I'm sure in his mind it was a grand romantic gesture, but in reality it was more than a little weird, especially that he kept ignoring the constant 'No' he was getting from this woman and everyone associated with her.
Last weekend my boyfriend and I went with some friends to a Tapas restaurant. We quite like these kinds of places as we like to try small helpings of the various different foods on offer so I went to the bar and we ordered four or five small dishes to share.
The waiter came around with our food and set it on the table after asking 'who ordered the...' and naming the dishes we ordered. We identified ourselves and he placed the food on the middle of he table in front of us. We took our soft shell crab burritos (delicious) however before we can reach over and take the other dishes, SSGrabbyhands goes ahead and helps himself to one of the two cheese and corn croquettes sitting in the middle of the table and bites into it. J and I looked at each other going 'did that just happen?' and I politely (through gritted teeth) said to the SS "Did you order the croquettes too? They look delicious."
SS chews for a few moments and then goes to the bar and looks at the menu, when he returns he is highly apologetic, he did not order the croquettes, and he has ordered us a replacement dish. He then ruins his gesture of apology by leaning over and grabbing a handful of our handcut french fries, shoving them in his mouth and offering the bowl down the table. Left with the burritos and some moroccan lamb pastries (also delicious!) J and I eat while SSgrabbyhands hoes into our chips.
Lo and behold the waiter appears again, with SSGrabbyhands goat bistecca and another bowl of chips which had been ordered especially with aioli. J and I appropriate the chips to replace the ones SSgrabbyhands is now finishing and he immediately tries to snatch the aioli because 'he ordered it'. Graciously we place it in the middle of the table to be shared. He also takes one bite of his correct meal and decides he doesn't like it (I could have told him, if asked, that goat meat has a very strong gamey flavour, which is not to everyone's liking), leaving it to cool in the middle of the table and telling the waiter when he came back that there was nothing wrong with it, he just didn't like it. Immediately SSgrabbyhands friend (SSHungryboy) grabs it and scarfs it down, following it up with our second (now cold) croquette, of course he didn't ask if he might have it, just grabbed it off the plate and stuffed it into his mouth.
The waiter finally brings our replacement croquettes (delicious, and worth the wait) but we had to go to the bar and request plates and napkins as ours had been taken away when we finished the handcut chips and not replaced.
So the restaurant gets the big thumbs up, but SSGrabbyhands and SSHungryboy (who was talking over the top of people and butting into conversations when he wasn't stuffing his face) get the thumbs down for boorish SS behavior.