Friday, March 14, 2014

Don't Look at Me

Before we begin, here is a (clean) video of Jon Stewart interviewing Jason Bateman. It gets quite funny. Enjoy. 

"What would you like to do? Get some drinks or grab some dinner?" 

"Whatever you like.

"But what do you want to do?" 

"I don't care; you pick." 

"But what do YOU want to do?" 

Buddy, you can ask me as many times as you like, I am not budging. 

While my basic math skills leave much to be desired, one thing I do know is that drinks < dinner, wampum-wise. Therefore, I am not going to spend another's money. I won't be that gal who demands a three-course meal and then some dessert. Ah, dessert.

But to be honest, I hate going out for drinks. I avoid alcohol and try to shun soda, but seltzer doesn't quite give the energy needed for light yet tense chit-chat, so I end up sipping morosely on a ginger ale and praying my teeth survive the abuse.

However, I will never admit that. I will serenely withstand his demands for a decision, since he is the courtier, I am at his mercy, not the other way around. 

Feed me, don't feed me, just don't make me shake out your wallet, thereby giving you the excuse to complain to the shadchan that I proved to be an expensive date. 


Anonymous said...

agreed, the best dates are simply walk in the parks / getting to know each other / relaxed sunday afternoon dates.

Princess Lea said...

As long as I'm not being asked how much the outing's entertainment should cost.

Chaya said...

When asked the "what do you want to do?" i answer that i prefer multiple choice tests. it usually yields options.

Princess Lea said...

I love it! I want option C and D!

Anonymous said...

Why on earth would you anyway want to go out with a guy a second time if he complains to the shadchan about you spending his money on dinner after he offered you the choice? Honestly. At least take the dinner, either way you get something out of it.

Princess Lea said...

I don't want to go out with him again. But I am not going to give him the satisfaction of providing any ammunition he can lob in my direction.

"Not from your sting, and not from your honey." Don't do me any favors, bud. That's my policy. :P

Anonymous said...

"...give him the satisfaction of providing any ammunition he can lob in my direction"...that's a liiiiitttle bit paranoid, wouldn't you say?

Princess Lea said...

Yeah, I've always said I'm paranoid. Nearly 10 years of dating has exacerbated my condition.

Tovah11 said...

I would rather the man be upfront about his cheapness early on. That way I'm not getting the 'good' version until the ring gets on the finger and the 'real guy' comes out.

Cheap guy = cheap with emotions.

Just my own observations.

Princess Lea said...

True that!