The price of meeting someone new, especially for a dude, is astronomical. I have a small panic attack whenever the bartender goes to run my card at the end of a date in fear that it will get declined. I’m 28 years old. Aren’t you proud, Dad? Never mind, don’t answer that.
Nonetheless, even in the face of the push for equal gender rights–WHICH I AGREE WITH SO LEAVE ME ALONE, TROLLS–it’s customary for the guy to pay. As Bill Burr so eloquently describes it, “Women say all they want is to be treated exactly like guys. But if you listen to them, they don’t. All they want is the good shit of being a guy. They are cherry picking.”And picking up the check is still very much the man’s burden. Which is fine, I guess. They’re putting up with our delinquent asses so whatever.
But one dude in particular has decided to throw chivalry to the wind by holding his date accountable for every cent he paid for her after she admitted to him that there was no spark.
Blogger Lauren Crouch recently posted the interaction she had with a jilted lover on her blog entitled No Bad Dates, Just Good Stories.
This is Lauren:
This is the interaction:
Ahh, the ultimate struggle for the upper hand. Us men are stubborn creatures.