a cheap date
I was recently called a cheap date by one of my friends, not in the urbandictionary sense that it takes very little alcohol to get me intoxicated enough to do things (#1: I dislike drinking/the taste of alcohol and I believe there are better ways to spend my money, and #2: let’s not even get into the second part, because that’s really just not me), but in the sense that it really doesn’t take much to make me happy.
We somehow veered to this topic because a mutual friend of ours was “possibly going on a date” with someone and was trying to figure out where to go.
Of course, being me, my suggestion was, “Soupervan!”
(Soupervan recently came back into existence, but they chose to go to Cook/Douglass first, which I have no reasonable way of getting to, so I will have to wait until they decide to grace College Ave or Busch with their lovely presence. :[ )
T: What?! You don’t go to Soupervan for a first date.
F: But why not? You get awesome and healthy food, provide a hungry person with a meal, and you can take the food you get from there anywhere! What’s not to like? If someone took me on a date to Soupervan, I’d be sold!*
T: Wow, Farrah.
*This is not entirely true. I’d have to actually be interested in the person, but I do admit that I would feel more kindly toward a person if they took me there to eat. >_>
This is probably why my friends think I work there undercover.
But on a more serious note, I’m not understanding why this “being a cheap date” thing is so terrible.
If I were to go on a hypothetical date with someone to get food, what’s so wrong about spending it where you can feed yourselves and help out other people too? I realize that I am nicknamed “Black Hole” and it has been said that I regularly eat enough to feed a family of four, but it isn’t actually necessary to blow your whole bank account to impress me on a date. (I’d prefer that he didn’t, actually, because I always offer to split, and I would cry/die a little on the inside if we went somewhere really expensive.) If I like you, I honestly don’t give much of a crap about what we do; it’s the time that I get to spend with you that matters. We could lounge around all day being hermits and playing video games for all I care (that would be really fun, actually :O ).
That’s a pretty big if though, because I’m super picky, but I still stand firmly by my conclusion that Soupervan would be a perfectly awesome option for a first date venue. >:O