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Here’s a popular story I posted over a year ago that got quite a few comments from readers so here it is again for any new blog fans to enjoy…
“I called into catch up with a good friend yesterday and she reminded me of a particularly amusing date I’d had a few years ago (well maybe more like 8 years ago – anyway who’s counting!).
I decided to post the tale for all to enjoy!
The guy in question I had met online and supposedly he was a chef who had run successful restaurants. He liked good food and fine wine amongst other hobbies so sounded like a good match.
We chatted and we got on well. He was a little egotistical telling me about how he had run Michelin starred restaurants all over the world. However having dated and indeed worked with chefs in the past I knew the ability to run a successful kitchen and an inflated ego often went hand in hand just look at Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver.
We met in a tapas restaurant for a bite to eat but first the wine list. I fancied some Zinfandel and he said he loved white wine but wasn’t keen on red. I pointed out Zinfandel was Rose; he argued that in fact it was white wine as it was pale and he should know as he was the expert!
The waitress said they were out of Zinfandel so I ordered a glass of Shiraz and he asked for the same. I said that I thought he wasn’t keen on red and he said “oh no is it a red Shiraz”. He proceeded to ask the waitress if they had any white Shiraz while I prayed for the ground to open up and swallow me as the waitress explained to him that they didn’t stock a white Shiraz (bless her she deserved an award for diplomacy ). He wanted to know why not and asked to see a manager so he could complain about the poor selection. I interjected to highlight to him that there was no such thing as a white Shiraz and that the waitress was merely being polite.
Before I left him alone in the tapas restaurant arguing about why they served such small portions; I decided to ask where he was currently working and he said he was ‘in between jobs at the moment’ – I wonder why?
Photo is by John Kasawa his portfolio is: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=2436″
Well again back by popular demand here’s another dating tale for you as voted for by friends.. The Phantom Pilot
The photo on his profile was cute and he said he was a pilot. When he turned up I walked right passed him and was shocked when he introduced himself as he looked nothing like his photo. It wasn’t that he had posted an old photo on the site of a younger looking him or even that it had been airbrushed to death. The picture was clearly a completely different person.
He spent the date talking about weird pilot facts such as that the co-pilot has to eat different food, what the runway at Funchal airport is like but described it from the point of view of when you play ‘Flight Simulator’ game for Playstation – very odd for a real pilot.
He was due to have the following day off work and when I asked how he was planning to spend his time; he answered saying he was going to go play the pianos in the music shop. So I said I didn’t realise he was a pianist as there was no mention in his profile description but he said he couldn’t play at all. He liked to go in and make a racket on the pianos to annoy the shop’s staff. He thought it was very funny to hit random keys very hard until they had him removed from the premises!
Date over and needless to say I didn’t see him again.
Very interestingly though I discovered from a work colleague that she dated the exact same guy too, 6 months earlier, however back then he said he was a salesman with an older brother who was a pilot. It seems as though when he didn’t have much success as a salesman he decided to assume his brother’s identity in order to be more “successful” on the dating site!
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