The Nondating Life

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Best date story ever

Well, for the guys at any rate. And to think I got this off of Gawker.

When the BILL(S) came she sobered up fast. I caught a glimpse of hers, 5 drinks plus a little finger food $319.00 I think it was. She looked shocked and sick to her stomache when she saw 2 bills. Guess she thought I was buying. Think again. (The old me woulda soaked up the bill but steared her away from the Blue) I had 4 drinks, no food and a great buzz. Pricey Stoli, but overall still a good value (i ate a ton of free macadamias and almonds) $36.00. D*mn I thought, that BLUE label will get you every time. Of course she did more than the traditional fumble through her purse. Her face was beat red and she was speechless. She left the bill on the table and excused herself for the restroom.

Be sure to read the entire thing. What a sick bastard. I'd never do such a thing. Call me stubborn, but I always pay for the first date. And I probably would never be going on a first date with the type of woman who demanded (or hinted) that we had to go to a W bar or the Hudson Hotel or some such. Still, I admire this guy.


  • I have to admit, that is pretty hilarious--though I wonder how a guy whose spelling is that bad is getting all those dates. Still, he is disingenuous in his approach and I don't like that.

    I always sincerely offer to pay (either my share, or the whole bill if I asked him out). If he suggests somewhere pricey, and I can't afford it, I'll say so or make sure we go somewhere else. I don't know who raised all these women who think it's ok to run up a bill if the guy is paying. It's just rude.

    By Blogger Jamy, at 2:07 PM  

  • I don't want to feel like I owe a guy something after the first date, so I'll ask,"Do you want me to chip in on the bill?" If they say, "No." Then all is good and if they say,"Yeah," all is good. I always offer, its better that way, no surprises and the guy thinks you actually care.

    By Blogger astrocoz, at 4:18 PM  

  • While I understand the point of the article, what he did in encouraging her to drink up, knowing she was not aware that he was not going to pay for her drinks and food, was larceny by trick. I hope the New York City district attorney's office keeps tabs on guys like him.

    I submit the following in support of my accusation:

    "Of course I encouraged her the whole way. She was like, wow they have Johny Walker BLUE label! I was like, ‘you ever try it?’ She’s like….’Nooooooo!!!’ I’m like, ‘go on….just get some’. She’s like ‘are you sure’. I’m like, ‘look, if you want it, just get it!’ So she ordered one, then another, and finally one more….. wow she was probably more than a little drunk. I stuck to my Stoli and Soda, splash of Cran."

    A) He misled her by encouraging her to continue to rack up costs without informing her that he was going to pay the bill. Knowing that he was not going to do so, and continuing to encourage her to indulge, makes him responsible for the costs.

    B) He watched her continue to incur these costs without saying, perhaps after a couple to make his point, "OK, you know we're splitting the bill, right?" I mean, a $60.00 + bill would have made the point as readily as $318.

    C) At some point, alcohol interferes with someone's judgment and ability to make decisions like this. Since it is the normal and reasonable cultural expectation in society that whoever does the asking is offering to pay the bill unless there is an express understanding to the contrary - express, meaning that you would actually tell your DATE (not the waitress) that you're going dutch - he should have paid for the whole thing. He got the entertainment value and a column out of the deal - it's the least he could do for humiliating the girl in public TWICE.

    I hope whoever that girl is has at least one real friend who is a lawyer - that was cruel.

    And that's just the legal side. From the moral side of it, he should be permanently tattoed on his forehead with the words "cheap bastard" so women at least have a clue. He needs therapy, because he is a worthless piece of pond scum, and he should not inflict yourself on people until he does. He also should be courageous enough, since he's obviously proud of his antics, to post a photo so women will know him for the lying, misogynist sadist he is.

    By Anonymous, at 2:29 PM  

  •, that should have been "himself"......

    By Anonymous, at 4:35 PM  

  • I went on what was supposed to be a non-date... the guy asked me but I thought it was a friends thing... I assumed that we would split the bill... the friggin' jerk stuck me with the whole thing... it was so surreal that I was speechless...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:24 PM  

  • Math geek here. The guy says that last year, he spent $14,000 on dates, and the girl offered to pay only 5% of the time, which, he explains, amounts to 1 girl.

    If 1 girl = 5%, then he went out with 20 women total during the year, which means he spent an average of $700 per woman. Granted, he could have gone out with each of them several times, but with his charm, I doubt it.

    By Anonymous annabel lee, at 2:17 AM  

  • Oh my goodness....I would never do that. That darn blue label!

    By Blogger GlitterGlamGirl05, at 8:56 AM  

  • Totally sounds like an urban legend to me. If it isn't, this guy's guilty of entrapment, or something along the lines of what lawyerchik suggested. The woman's not blame-free in this situation, but what the guy did was manipulative and for his own amusement, taking revenge on one woman for his past disappointments.

    By Anonymous Esther, at 11:22 AM  

  • what a tool. i'm chronically broke, as i work in the arts, and if a guy asks me to go to an expensive place, i always 'fess up that i can't afford it. that way, if he wants to treat, we're up front about my inability to contribute, otherwise, we can grab hoagies and sit on a park bench.

    but like what's that guys' point? that he can be an a-hole? i mean, it sounded like she double-checked if it was all right with him. why would you ask your date if it was all right if you weren't assuming he was offering to pay?

    i'd'a been like, "sorry, you asked me out and you encouraged me to order the expensive stuff. bye."

    By Blogger LuckySpinster, at 11:45 PM  

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