was working at a Korean restaurant at the time and there was this girl who was a sous-chef. She was very good and the food was very delicious in general. But whenever a shipment of meat arrived, she seemed to get a little anxious. I think it was the way that she was looking at the veal and pork that got the coworkers starting to try to be funny to her.
We had good pizza, good conversation and then ... she said she couldn't date guys she was working with
She was quite attractive and at some point, when a shipment came in, I walked over and said "it's just meat you know". Immediately aware of what a bad line it was. She gave me this half smile and then said "just meat?". And I said: "oh you're vegetarian?" and she just nodded. The next day I gave her a Smiths record "Meat is murder" to which she said: "Thank you! I really hate the Smiths" to which I said: "Just give them another try." To the back of the album cover I had stapled a business card of this great vegan pizza place in Philly and written "tomorrow 8.30pm?" on it - tomorrow was our day off. She actually showed up, in fact she was already sitting there when I showed up. We had good pizza, good conversation and then ... she said she couldn't date guys she was working with, it would just be awkward and extremely bad luck to which I replied ...
What I’ve learned with this date
I had to improve my lines a lot since then and also became vegetarian.