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Credit Card Decline

My worst ever was quite awhile ago, We went to an extremely expensive place – his idea, not mine – and while he was in the restroom, the waiter came back and told me that his credit card had been declined. I quickly took mine out and asked him to use it and not to embarrass my date, to run my credit card discreetly. I thought I had gotten away with it until the maitre’ de approached me on the way out the door and thanked me for covering the bill AND the tip. Apparently the waiter had told him all about it and this guy couldn’t wait to embarrass my date. Pretty funny BUT very expensive. Believe it or not, I agreed to go dancing with him later that night. I had to pay for that, too. Live and learn.


A Steak Dinner To Remember

Met a woman online and we got along great. Flowing conversation, both athletic, similar interests. Everything seemed on the up-and-up. Our first date was walking dogs in the park near her home.

She stated “she hadn’t had a nice steak dinner in YEARS…” so I jumped on the opportunity. We resided about 20 miles apart, so we agreed to rendezvous about halfway for each of us. This date ultimately suggested Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse which is pretty darn (gulp) expensive spot.

This woman ordered wine, appetizers, main course, dessert, the whole deal. She was engaging, smart, sweet, and had a truly electric personality. Wow, what a conversationalist. I got the bill (nearly $225.00) and she didn’t even motion going towards her wallet. Plunked down my credit card and took my lumps. Hey, that’s the price of romance, right?

As we were preparing to depart, a waiter comes running up to us and says to her: “…Hey, remember me? I am Alex. I was your server last week!…”

She became flustered and muttered something like:
“Umm, sorry, I don’t know you.”

Alex then replied:
“It’s me, remember? You ordered Filet Mignon butterflied with extra butter and pepper?”

He had her totally dead-to-rights and she was clearly busted. We walked outside and she said to me, “Does this mean we won’t see each other again?” I glared at her and huffed, “Is scamming expensive meals worth THIS much effort in your life?”

Now that I think of it, that guy “Alex” might have been trying to do me a favor, after all.