A WOMAN on a date has politely opted for soup as a starter instead of the huge glass of Pinot Grigio she really wanted.
Emma Bradford was desperate for a large, chilled glass of booze after a hard day, but felt she should at least attempt to make a good first impression on Tom Logan instead.
Bradford said: “Tom was sipping a glass of water when I arrived so I felt obliged to do the same, as immediately demanding a vat of alcohol probably isn’t a great look.
“I normally just have wine, the main meal and, if my date’s not a dickhead, dessert. But Tom ordered calamari so I panicked and ordered the seafood soup, which is not only not wine, but also f**king disgusting.
“It’s weird being on a date where you don’t get steadily tipsier until you suddenly find them deeply attractive, despite the fact that they’ve just told you in depth about the dry stone walling course they’ve recently completed.
“Will I see him again? No. A pleasant teetotaller like him doesn’t deserve to see me at my worst.”
Tom said: “I was only sipping the water because I had a scratchy throat, but Emma obviously doesn’t drink. I’d have given anything for four pints of premium lager to take the edge off.”