After years of being single due to my workaholic lifestyle, a friend played matchmaker and connected me with Alex. Initial conversations made him seem perfect – sweet, handsome, and intelligent, working as an architect with a great sense of humor. Our first dinner at his favorite childhood chain restaurant took an unexpected turn when the $400 bill arrived.
Despite my willingness to contribute $200, Alex insisted on treating. However, his generosity took a sharp turn when he suggested I use my savings for breast surgery. Stunned, I composed myself and fired back, highlighting the audacity of his comment and recommending a “brain-increasing” procedure for him. Walking out, I left $200 on the table.
Later, I learned Alex was banned from the entire restaurant chain due to our waiter’s connection. His attempts to justify the inappropriate comment, coupled with a misguided effort to get me fired, revealed his mean-spirited nature. The experience taught me to stand up against disrespect and served as a cautionary tale. Despite this, I remain open to dating, recognizing that not all men share Alex’s demeanor. The incident showcased the importance of treating others with respect, and Alex faced the consequences of his inappropriate remarks.