Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Date Night Fright

So here's a funny horrible story.

Last night Mike & I went out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We had a very lovely time visiting and eating tasty food. Our waiter even talked us into a triple chocolate dessert, even though we were really too full for that. We ordered one to share. Romantic, huh?

A friend of our's happened by our table. She stopped and chatted and, knowing it was our anniversary, asked how many years we'd been married. It was a pleasant little visit. She went back to her own table shortly after our chocolate whatever dessert arrived. I know, I know this does not seem like a horrible story.  Just wait for it, though.

When we were all sweetened up on chocolate, our waiter returned with our check. He said he'd overheard it was our anniversary so he'd "taken care of" the cost of our chocolatey dessert. That was sweet, don't you think? I'm sure he didn't actually have it taken out of his paycheck or anything. I know the waiters get to do stuff like that sometimes. It is meant to build up grateful and faithful clientele. This still doesn't seem like a horrible story, does it? Well, horrible things usually happen when you least expect them.

Our waiter then said something about the anniversary he thought we were celebrating.

He thought it was our 55th anniversary!


I truly hope Mike and I get to celebrate our 55th anniversary, but not until we are 75 years old!
Mike and I were likely looking a bit tired, but did we really look to be 75 years old?!

The dumbest part of the story is this.
I worried that he would feel so embarrassed and bad about his blunder...
...I gave him a big tip.

This is a very sweet photo of an unknown couple.
It is NOT us.

(Photo from Google Images via 


Maria Rose said...

Ha ha ha! Of course you gave him a big tip! So you!

Pam said...

Very cute!!! The man evidently was not married himself, or he would have had some ability to discern a little better. But of course the free dessert was nice. I think I am probably like you and would have given him a nice tip as well hehe. Perhaps he was woken up in the middle of the night with the "horror" of what he had said. Oh well. Happy Anniversary.

affectioknit said...


~Have a lovely day!

Mom said...

Neither one of you look old enough to have been married even 35 years! That poor waiter is just age determiner challenged.

AKM said...

Oh my gosh! HA! He HAD to be young, and just couldn't quite do the math. Bless his heart!

Emily said...

You guys look so young I don't know how he could be confused, but I'm glad you got a yummy dessert out of the deal! :)

Sue said...

Thanks for making me feel better. I knew I could count on you guys!

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