Thanks Dave for emailing this story:
“I met a lady through a dating site; after exchanging emails and calls, we eventually met up.
I took her to a local casino with a fantastic restaurant. While the date was cordial, it was clear that we weren’t made for each other.
She devoured the three most expensive courses on the menu, then stated that she was going to the toilet, and would also be calling her babysitter.
As she left the table, she also asked me to order her a liqueur coffee.
But she didn’t return and I never saw her again.
There was no explanation; not a call, not a text. Nothing. I was knocked off of kilter and didn’t date again for about 6 months.”
Oh Dave. That’s awful. Doing a runner mid-date is cowardly at the best of times. When you’ve saddled the other person with the bill too, it’s inexcusable.