11/25/2016

Loser, Loser, Chicken Dinner

(Check out my notes from last month's Austin Film Festival on this week's Jared's Inkwell! -JMG)

Story Sent in by Bobby:

Linda started right off on the wrong foot with me when she asked, "Are you paying for dinner?"

When I told her I probably would she pumped both of her fists into the air and yelled, "Yes!" Well then. Nice to meet you, too.

At dinner she actually didn't order much at first but right before the check came she ordered two whole entrees to go. She even winked at me as she did it.

I said, "You ought to pay for those."

She asked, "Why?"

I replied, "Because you'll be eating them while you're no longer on our date. I don't think it's fair to ask me to pay for your next two dinners."

She said, "What if I ate them both here and now? Then would you pay for them?"

I said, "How about I pay for what you ate here and you pay for what you're ordering take-out?"

She said, "No. I'll eat them here then, if that's your game."

When the orders arrived she cracked them open and ate as much as she could of both, which wasn't much at all. She then said, "You'll pay for them, now?"

I said, "Nope," and made her pay for her two additional entrees. She made a stink about it and was clearly really upset with me for not bankrolling her extra two dinners. Not surprisingly, neither of us contacted the other afterward.

8 comments:

  1. I thought this apocryphal but then I remembered that I know all sorts of terrible people and it made perfect sense.

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  2. Dinner whore, or just in proper financial trouble? I'd say the latter.

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  3. That is some platinum medal winning entitlement!

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  4. That is some platinum medal winning entitlement!

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  5. That is some platinum medal winning entitlement!

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  6. That is some platinum medal winning entitlement!

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  7. That is some platinum medal winning entitlement!

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  8. Eh. I give it a bronze. Maybe silver, for style points.

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