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Your WORST Dinner & a Movie Dates.
Topic by: Ursus
Posted: March 24, 2006 - 5:29 PM PST
Last Reply: April 12, 2006 - 9:33 AM PDT

author topic: Your WORST Dinner & a Movie Dates.
post #1  on March 24, 2006 - 5:29 PM PST  
That's right, GC, your most disasterous, worst, calamitous, fiasco, fiery-plane crash of a "Dinner & a Movie" date; let's here them folks. Time to compare scars : )

I am talking about those movie dates that run the gammut from mild annoyance/regret to praying for the sweet release of death and or gnawing off your own limb to escape... that's the juicy, painful, and humorous stuff... unless of course you ended up getting married, in which case, congratulations.

(Given the proliferation of new threads at GC, I would imagine that this issue may have been raised earlier. However, its always good to share the pain... er, "humor" with the new kids.)

I would share first... but I have, honestly, never had a bad dinner and a movie date. Typically, movie tastes can clash dramatically between the newly acquanted... so, I save the "movie" for when I know more about the lady to be wooed (2nd to 4th date... it all depends).
post #2  on March 24, 2006 - 6:34 PM PST  
When the Japanese comedy Tampopo had its long theatrical run in NYC around 1987 or so, Mao-mama and I were a young married couple living in Queens, commuting to our jobs in Manhattan. We must have seen the film a dozen times, sometimes by ourselves and sometimes with friends, but we'd always get a hankering for hot ramen noodles afterward so we'd go to East or Sapporo or even Noodletown in Chinatown. We'd fill ourselves up then take the subway home together, or if it was really late we'd take a cab. Then in half a week or a week we'd do it again!
post #3  on March 24, 2006 - 11:18 PM PST  
*sigh* Law of Woozy Luck---

woozy's opera date (okay, opera isn't movie but they are both cul-choor but opera is cul-choor to the n-degree and golden) was a) utterly perfect and is the type all guys want to brag to the buddies about and b) utterly the worst thing to ever happen in his life and costing in the end many thousands of dollars and years of his life to finally sever and get away from.

post #4  on March 25, 2006 - 10:02 AM PST  
hamano, if that was your worst dinner date... what was your best?

My worst movie date involved some terrible 1970s drive-in movie in which the Earth is destroyed in the last scene. My buddy was in the back seat, snogging his girlfriend with gusto and my first-time date in the front seat was like, "I barely know you -- step off!"

By the time the Earth blew up, it was the perfect metaphor for the date.

post #5  on March 25, 2006 - 10:28 AM PST  
Dinner and a movie and your sweetie... what could go wrong? It would be hard to pick "the best"....
post #6  on March 25, 2006 - 2:34 PM PST  
> On March 25, 2006 - 10:28 AM PST hamano wrote:
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> Dinner and a movie and your sweetie... what could go wrong? It would be hard to pick "the best"....
> ---------------------------------

Perhaps, I should suggest you search back to your pre-sweetie days to a movie and a date with a not-so-sweetie that went badly, as the topic is to describe "Your WORST* Dinner & a Movie Dates".

Admitedly, you may have never had a bad movie date and that was your worse, in which case you are very lucky.

As for me, I'm not sure I had any bad movie dates or at least not any that stand out. But then I very seldom date and when I do the first date is usually a cup of coffee where things go so badly there is no second. If anyone actually agrees to go to a movie with me it's because we've been going out for a while. *sigh*

Oh, wait! I just remembered although it wasn't the date itself that was bad. I had just hooked up romantically with a co-student and it was the second week of the relationship when things are touchy. I had been for the year before hanging out with a hot-and-cold outgoing flirty type (while I'm a cold and cold insecure wallflower type) and I had been having a very good and positive but very touchy time with her and her bringing me out socially. We were both very atracted to each other but she wasn't available and I knew that even if she was we'd be a bad match. My sweetie was very withdrawn and gentle and insecure. I wanted to integrate her into my group so when my flirty co-student chirped "Ooh, Glen or Glenda is playing at the funky repetoire theater. We gotta see it." I brought my sweetie and she was visably uncomfortable with the flirt and her giggly and flouncing scarfs and the other, mostly younger, students and coworkers and basically the flirt's "menageree" (of which I was one collection although not the prime specimen). I could tell my date was shy and ill at ease so I held her hand and gave her a small hug. Unseen by me, the flirt made a face and put her finger down her throat which made another of her menageree (who currently was her prime specimen) laugh and in the back of my mind I knew they were laughing at me date and I got paranoid but also guilty because deep down I really wanted to fly around trying to impress the fickle flirt even though I knew it was impossible so I wanted to settle with a true thing with my date and convince myself that the flirt was a sincere but very outgoing friend I could still keep. We walk into the theater in the dark during a preview for a movie "Erotique" and there are boobies being ripped from their shirts on screen! I'm going to have to see that movie but not sure what my brand-new girlfriend will think when I try to explain that I *have* to see it. So we watch the nearly incomprehensible Ed Wood film about transvestism that is .... bizarrely and utterly inept and I can't help but wondering what my date whom I've only been dating a week thinks. Afterwards the menageree jumps about in trendy post-modern irony and my date make a truly valient effort but I have to comfort her throughout the night and next day.
post #7  on April 12, 2006 - 7:06 AM PDT  
the passion of the christ.
post #8  on April 12, 2006 - 8:33 AM PDT  
> On April 12, 2006 - 7:06 AM PDT pookatah wrote:
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> the passion of the christ.
> ---------------------------------

Hahahaha! More details, please!
post #9  on April 12, 2006 - 9:33 AM PDT  
Yes, please, more details. One can almost imagine the horror...

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