Choose Your Own Adventure: Going Out To Eat With Your Long-Term Monogamous Girlfriend
“You can decide,” you say. She doesn’t say anything back. You’re busy Gmail chatting with someone, trying to hide your out-loud laughter. You’re also looking at Reddit and Gawker. You find something on YouTube about the censorship in North Korea, then click through a couple related videos. You start watching the Vice Guide to Liberia and it’s intense. The host of the Guide is interviewing this former warlord who used to go by the name “General Butt Naked,” who fought naked (along with his child soldiers) and cannibalized his fallen enemies. “Are you ready?” your girlfriend says. You look up from your laptop. She looks ready. She has her coat on. Her face is expectant and innocent and hopeful for a smooth night that captures the “authentic European dining experience” in Barcelona, one of the premier European tourist destinations as told by many web blogs and online web forum members, served by such discount airlines as Ryanair and Easyjet for as little as 22€ from Paris and other European destinations. You are in your sweatpants. “Okay,” you say. “I’m not sure where exactly to go,” she says, “but I’ve picked a couple places out. There’s this place called Mason Jesus here [she has the map in front of you, pointing at little intersection she's circled] that sounds like good traditional Catalan food. We’ll go there and if we don’t like it, we’ll go here [she's pointing at another circled intersection on the map], this Asian restaurant that seems pricey but has a cheap set menu. Sound good?”
It does sound good.
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