If your Valentine’s date doesn't quite go to plan – just know that it could be a whole lot worse.
Waiters have taken to Reddit to share the worst first date they’ve ever seen.
They’re guaranteed to make you feel better.
I used to work at a very small neighbourhood restaurant. Everyone that came in was a regular, but there was one stand-out.
A VERY handsome man in his early 30s would come in, it seems, only to break up with women. About twice a month he would come in with a beautiful woman and partway through their meal she would be crying. I always tried to clean the tables near them for as long as possible but I never heard much of his speech.
I was working in a small restaurant with two floors. A woman and a man came in and I had a table for them upstairs. After ordering food, the woman had to go to the toilet, which is downstairs.
As she walked to the stairs, the food arrived. She walked down, tripped and fell all the way down, knocking her head on the ground.
Two colleagues rushed over to her to see how she was doing. She was unconscious and bleeding from her head so they called an ambulance. I went to the man while he already started eating and told him his partner fell down the stairs and that she was unconscious and that an ambulance was on the way. He walked to the stairs, looked down and walked back to his table to finish his food.
Man and woman cozy in a booth. Different woman storms in through the front door literally dragging two kids behind her, right past the hostess station to stand defiantly in front of the couple and proceeds to BITCH. Dude was nailed.
Once witnessed a date where the dude talked about how special he was and how his mind wasn't like other people's for the entire date.
The girl was politely nodding along and every time she tried to get a word in, he'd cut her off. Absolutely brutal.
I was working at a Mexican restaurant, waiting on a couple and I could tell it was a first date by the questions I heard them asking each other.
Towards the end of their meal there was this Hispanic girl sweeping next to their table and the woman looks at her, holds out the remains on her plate and says, 'Would you like to take this home to feed your kids?'.
I stood there in complete shock. This woman spoke no English, but she could tell this random woman was completely degrading her.
The sad thing is she seemed like she really thought she was doing a good deed. Her date looked so embarrassed.
I work at an Italian restaurant, and one night a man who I was not even serving came up to me while I was punching an order in on the computer and hands me $20 and a napkin with a phone number on it.
He said, 'I am on the worst date of my life, this woman is horrendous and I have to get out of here. Take this $20 and please go to the nearest phone and call me and tell me that I have to get home right away. I don't care what excuse you make up, I just gotta get the hell out of here'.
I thought he was kidding until 2 minutes later the guy who was serving him came up to me to tell me how wicked this woman was and how he could tell the guy didn't wanna be there.
I called that guy as soon as I had a free minute.
Some posts have been lightly edited for brevity.