This really happened.
She: You know, I’m a big time foodie!
He lights up when he hears that. Looks across table.
He: This restaurant comes highly recommended.
She: But it’s a no- no for red meat, also dairy.
He: Oh! Okay. Lets try South Indian
She: Gosh! spice & masalas – they burn me up.
He: (smiles)They do a mean Goan fish curry.
She: Fish at times activate my allergies. So (sad face) I’ll pass.
He: (nods) Sometimes its best to stick to salad.
She: Oh Salad sure!!
He: (relieved) Alright.
Searches for the waiter. When she makes a comeback.
She: You know, I eat salads only on weekends.
She: Yeah – all the water in them bloats me up the next day.
Exasperated he asks
He: Why are we even meeting for dinner?
She: (lights up) because I’m a big time foodie.
He gives up, puts fork down.