A LUNCH with friends has been tipped into panic and disarray after one man ordered a starter without checking with anyone.
The table of six had been enjoying an upbeat beginning to the meal when the off-piste move by Tom Booker completely upended proceedings.
Friend Nikki Hollis said: “We’ve been meeting for meals for years and this has never happened before.
“It’s an unspoken rule: drinks, straight to mains, go wild on dessert. So when we heard Tom order those chicken wings, the train jumped its tracks. We’re in uncharted territory now.
“What do we do, all wait staring at him while he eats? Will he offer them round? Do we have to order starters? I’ve got to be back in work by half-one.
“It was honestly more shocking than the dinner where Dan said he was leaving his wife and training to become a clown.”
Booker said: “I wanted a starter so I’m having a starter. Yeah I kind of hate you all.”