I don’t think I’ll soon forget our first official date. It happened about two weeks after we met.
I was excited and nervous all at the same time. I wasn’t sure where we were going but I knew that I had to do one of the following.
- If I ordered a big plate of food, I needed to eat all of it
- Or I could order a salad and eat all of it
Here’s why I knew this. Prior to our official first date, Terry had already shared with me about things that bothered him about taking women out was wasting food. He didn’t care as much about the cost as the wastefulness. And if I haven’t clearly established, Terry loves to eat and is not wasteful. In fact, he’s more like a human garbage disposal. (Oh, to be this way and maintain such a great boyish figure).
And just a side note: Our son Alex is just like him!
Anyway, he picked me up and told me we were going to Applebee’s So, back in the day, it was the place to go. Besides, I think it was a test to see what I would order and how much I would eat. (He didn’t realize that my maiden name “Reese” is synonymous with food. We Reese people can throw down)
Anyway, because Applebee’s was the happening place, back in the day, we had to wait about 40 minutes to be seated. Once we were seated, Terry ordered an appetizer. Couldn’t tell you what it was but I certainly helped him eat it. I don’t recall what we ordered for our dinner but I do know that I didn’t order a cheap meal and I remember him saying, “Are you going to eat all of that?”
I told him I would give it my best shot. Little did he know that his comment inspired me to eat my entire plateful.
Our plates were empty when we were offered dessert, I opted for the brownie for us to share. Needless to say, I held my own with the brownie too!
Shocked and awed by the end of dinner, he proclaimed, “Well, I see you can eat!”
Apparently, it didn’t scare him off because he continued to take me out and eventually asked me to marry him. 😊
For more of our story start here: How we met