"I went on a date with this one guy who I met through an online dating service (and soon quit). We go to the olive garden where he proceeds to talk about poo during dinner and then the check comes.... He made no effort to reach for the check so I pulled out a 20, no way I was paying for his dinner and mine. He pulled out a 20 and all together there was about 5 bucks left (so dinner was 35) I left the change on the table for the waiter. As we were leaving the guy PICKED UP THE MONEY! The poor waiter didn't end up with a tip at all and I decided that guy was not the guy for me :)" - TxC
Morrie Yohai, the inventor of the totally tubular, cheese-powder-covered Cheez Doodle, passed away last week at the age of 90.
Our orange-stained fingers shall always remember you.
The New York Times has the full obituary.
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A friend of ours dated a woman he started referring to as "Alligator Arms." They'd go out to fabulous meals, drinking and laughing and playing footsie under the table and generally having a lovely time.
Then the check would come. According to him, she'd suddenly duck out to the ladies' room or - at this point in the story, he'd draw his elbows next to his ribcage and make sad, flailing gestures - slightly lean toward her purse, but somehow not be able to reach it, assuming he'd swoop in.
He always did, and he actually wouldn't have let her pay if she'd offered, as he made approximately fifty beeellliiiiooon times more money than she did, but always hoped she'd offer.
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That's the first thing my husband ever said to me. It wasn't just out of thin air, mind you. It's not as if he went around randomly "yam mash"-ing strange women in Lower East Side bars or anything. Rather, we'd met via online personals two weeks before that, and as I am wont to do, I'd asked him if he'd ever had a meal that made him cry.
He responded, several hours later, with this.
I wrote back, "Say yam mash to me. Say it to me slowly."