Daily Mail Watching a couple argue in public can be an awkward moment. But this furious man was so angry with his dinner date he decided to build a wall using menus to block out the girl he was with who can be seen playing on her mobile phone. The amusing photo was snapped by software designer Adam Howell in the restaurant Olive Garden, in Pineville, North Carolina, who then posted the image on Twitter. He wrote: ‘A grown man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden and has made a menu fort.’ According to Howell, a waitress had to come over to the table and take the menus away. ‘He didn’t seem to think that it was too ridiculous,’ Mr Howell told the Huffington Post. ‘He wasn’t apologizing or anything, it was just something that happened.’
I see nothing wrong with what this guy did, the date was probably going terribly, and my guess is he was probably trying to be funny by hiding behind the menu fort. The chick has clearly lost all interest in the date, she has her phone out texting, which you are never supposed to do on a date.
Have you ever been on a really bad date? I sure as hell have. I once met a chick out at the bar, she was hot, so I tried to drunkenly score that night. She shut down my sloppy advances, but said we should go out to dinner next week, and I agreed. I learned a painful lesson that day, always go out for drinks on a first date and never a meal. Drinks allow you to get a little loose, get a feel for each other, and make sure you do not flat out hate the other person. Plus, if she is a total bitch or is boring as hell, you don’t get stuck paying for a full meal. On this date, we got to the restaurant, and all she wanted to do was discuss the issues of today. Every last one of them. What is my political affiliation? What’s my stance on gun control? What’s my stance on gay marriage? Whenever I tried to switch the subject, it was right back to a major political issue. She never offered up her own opinion, just asked the next question, it was like i was being interviewed. By the end of the date I was just trying to amuse myself, and was saying things like “I fully support the genocide in Darfur, in fact if there’s one thing we need today, it’s more genocide.” Of course I don’t feel that way, I was just trying to get a reaction. I wish I thought of building a menu fort. I dropped her off and went drinking with my friends to tell them the tale of the awful date with the political princess. I obviously never called her again but the next week started getting text messages like “Hey, I had a lot of fun and thought the date went really well, not sure why you’re ignoring me…” If only I thought of the menu fort, she might have taken the hint.