They remind us that someone always has it worse. I mean, I’ve never been told by a date that he doesn’t like dating religious girls because they’re ungrateful. Have you? It’s a brilliant way to put a girl at ease and help her understand why she’s going out with you.
What about the girl who offered to meet a guy in Manhattan, travelling by train? Being a gracious fellow, he refused, insisting on picking her up. He arrived two hours late without so much as calling to let her know he was delayed, and spent the first five minute cursing city traffic and complaining about how much he hates driving in Manhattan.
Or about the sad-eyed girl who went out for pizza with a guy. The bill totaled $15, so he offered the waiter a $5 bill.
“It’s $15, sir,” the waiter said patiently. The guy pulled out a $1 as well. (Um, 1+5=15?!?)
“It’s $15, sir,” the waiter repeated, patiently. So the guy peeled off a ten and asked for the change. The waiter delicately took the 5 and 10 and left the 1 as change.
“This is what people think of me!” bemoaned the young woman. “I am so not enjoying dating.”
Don’t forget the guy who took a girl on a super-expensive first date at a classy restaurant, wined and dined her, and gave her the royal treatment. Followup for a second date? “Well, I would consider going out with you again, but not a real date – something like a movie (I hardly consider that a date) – to get to know you better.”
There is way too much wrong with that, so instead of trying to top it I’ll stop here and let you absorb and be amazed.