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?
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