this weekend friends form ireland paid a visit. as luck would have it, during the week a girl on twitter offered me a quadruple burrito date! so, spreading the burrito love in more ways than one, we managed to fit in a group burrito date in the middle of a long beery blurry day.
we met at 5pm on saturday afternoon and took the burritos to a near by park. in the end three girls came; jen was joined by louise, a work colleague at london school of economics, and their friend police officer karen. i was accompanied by donal, and mark (3 single guys). richard (another) and ruaidhri joined us in the park towards the end of the date i mention this only because a bird from the tree above shat on richard’s shirt! (unlucky number 13!?)
got all that? so how did it go.. well, first i have to explain how the date came about. jen and louise had made a slight complaint on twitter about chilango, in true excellent customer service fashion, chilango responded by apologising and sending burritos to the entire office! (this isn’t an open invite to complain btw!). mr. chilango, also suggested the girls go for a burrito date with me.
the big fan of chilango that i am, i gave the girls a bit of stick about complaining. ok, enough of the logistics. a group date was a new format, just as i was getting used to and enjoying the one on one date. although, i will probably avoid friends (girls and my own) on dates in future, this date was interesting.
jen asked most of the questions for the girls, and then louise answered our questions. karen seemed to lack interest, which was expected as she was dragged in as a last minute replacement, and was busy keeping an eye out for misbehaving youths in the park (;-). donal was our anchor, playing ‘just a minute quiz’ with the girls in the same vein as his hero, irish radio show host larry gogan. (i love the wikipedia example given for the quiz: question from february 2006: what famous irish star is followed by travellers? joe dolan). he really didn’t give mark or myself a chance!
we had a chat about twitter, all the guys think it’s pointless and openly laugh at me for ‘wasting my time’. jen and louise love it though, and so it was good to have some support in this re-occurring ‘point of twitter’ argument.
we all agreed the burritos were great, and that we wouldn’t be complaining this time! and so off we went to separate parties. a wasted date? no, i enjoyed it and i hope everyone else did as well. but with 13 down and 39 to go i am hoping for my luck to change…