I have taken far too long a vacation from writing. Erg. Anyway, many thanks as always to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers!
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We’ve been acquaintances for a long time. You worked in accounting and me in publicity. We smiled at each other, small talked on the elevator, and when you asked me out, I said, “Sure, why not?”
We left from work, and you drove us to a local Korean restaurant, and I had immediate pangs. There had always been a good reason why I had never gone here.
You led us in. Everyone seemed to know you there.
“The beef melts in your mouth,” you said.
I smiled at the waiter. “Is the sweet-spicy rice cake vegetarian?”
You palmed your face: “Oof.”
18 thoughts on “Acquaintances”
I am sure there is a great veggie choice. I don’t think that will spoil the beginning of the relationship.
A lot hangs now on how he handles this
Yes, I think you’re right. Or if the waiter says they can serve the ubiquitous pasta primavera. hehe
Ha! Obviously, he didn’t know her well. Hence…Acquaintances. 🙂
Yes, exactly. And didn’t think to ask……
Good story. One must learn these things. 🙂
Yes, I agree! Thanks so much, Bill! 🙂
Oops! I guess we need to ask such questions these days 🙂
Yep. Although a lot of us volunteer the information in advance to avoid these kinds of situations (especially if we like to eat.) Thanks, Linda! 🙂
Thank you so much, Paul! 🙂
🙂 very welcome Sascha
Fortunately becoming less of a problem these days, but still can be awkward in some places! Nicely done Sascha, hope you’re well 🙂
Yes. I hear that even the McDonalds in the UK has veggie choices. Not so here where my option was french fries…at least it’s a vegetable! 😉 Thanks so much, Iain!
I recently had some amazing tofu Japjae. 😉 Tasteful story 😀
Ah, lucky you! I did check menus before writing the story. Many nearby Korean restaurants seem to remain traditionally meaty, kind of like cobbling a meal together at a BBQ restaurant. Thanks, Rochelle! 🙂
I hope he’s a gentleman and suggests they go elsewhere. Part 2 please! 🙂
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂