Monday, 13 February 2012

Valentines

Forgive me if I have blogged about this before.. but seeing that tomorrow is Valentine's Day.. I thought it was perhaps appropriate to repeat it!
My very first date with Chris was in the Sheffield City Centre wine bar ALL BAR ONE.
I was trying to impress ( so actually looked clean and tidy for a change) and because he didn't at that time live in the city.. the night was my treat!
We drank a bottle of wine
We chatted and laughed
We ate and drank some more
and we flirted outrageously
OKOK we got all a bit silly and just a little drunk... but it was fun!

When It was time to go, the waiter ( who I knew) glided up to our table so I could pay the fairly substantial bill and trying to look cool, urbane, in charge and witty I took my debit card out of my pocket and slid it coolly across the table at him
He took it, smiled gently then   slid it back to me
I missed the real point  of his actions and slid it right back at him
He repeated his actions and slid the card back at me
I turned my head with a quizzical expression
as he said quietly right into my ear
"We don't take Sainsbury's saver cards in here sir"
I could have died
Chris had to pay for everything!
A couple of months later he moved in!
hey ho
* for those that don't know Sainsburys is a supermarket

40 comments:

  1. that is so sweet. How long have you guys been together now?

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  2. Start as you mean to go on then? At least you bringing in the bacon now...

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  3. Lol...I would have died.
    Sounds like you both hit it off from the very start, and I just bet you're still trying to pass that Sainsbury's debit card in places where it isn't accepted :)

    The song on the is Moonrise by Brian Crain...
    Happy Valentine's Day to you both.
    ~Jo
    x

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  4. Gill it was in 2000
    not that long ago really x
    Jo
    thank you for that x

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  5. tom
    yes he is the breadwinner.... I am the good looking floosie on his arm

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  6. Ment to be!!!! It was a sign!!

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  7. And a happy Valentine's day to the both of you....time to revisit the scene of the crime?

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  8. delores.. you buy the wine and I'll meet you!

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  9. Ha! Ha! (the card error) Serves you right for trying to be Mr Cool!

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  10. awwww that is so sweet. Makes me wanna believe in love again. :)

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  11. it makes for a nice romantic memory pud!!!

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  12. Great story, John. :)

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  13. Thanks John, I am trying hard to do so. :)

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  14. He is obviously a keeper!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. I love 'stuff' like this! Have a great Valentine's you two!

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  16. Memorable beginnings! Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

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  17. Aaaw...nice to hear stories like this....12 years...goes so fast.
    Jane x

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  18. Love it! Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

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  19. Hilarious!

    Happy Valentine's Day sweet man xo

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  20. I guess he knew you needed help!

    How romantic...Happy Valentine's day to a couple of sweet hearts!

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  21. Although I am a little jaded, I am a romantic at heart. That was a nice story.

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  22. LOL aww poor you John...how embarrassing! Ah well it all worked out well in the end and that's all that counts. Have a wonderful day! :)

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  23. Happy V Day to you and Chris. Next time try your Tesco card.

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  24. Lol!
    Romance is still alive - I got a text from my 20 yr old daughters BF asking for post code etc so he could send some flowers & swearing me to secrecy, aaahhh how sweet x
    Jane

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  25. Brilliant. Keep it up you two :-)

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  26. ha ha glad it's not just me, I tried to pay in Morrisons with my library card LOL
    Wishing you many more happy years together!

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  27. LOL!
    Once did my weekly shop at Sainsburys...only found I'd left my purse at home when it came to paying...and it was a lot of shopping!

    Happy valentine's Day to you two.

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  28. Love it. And he obviously didn't hold a grudge.

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  29. A guy in the queue in front of me yesterday was trying to pay for his coffee with his staff card that allows entry to the buildings - best bit is he tried it three times in the Chip and Pin machine before realising!

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  30. So lovely!This post made me smile.

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  31. Ha Ha! What a lovely story, John ... it sounds as though you ended up with something sweeter than nectar points ... x

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  32. Marvellous !!
    It's an easy mistake to make !!

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  33. He must have liked your human fallibility and lack of supercoolness. So what happened to the real debit card? Was it in your other handbag, lol?

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  35. Hilarious John. Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you. A special day in our house too - 38 years on and still madly in love and our eldest daughters birthday.

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  36. What I want to know John, is Chris still having to pay???

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  37. How sweet! I don't remember hearing this story before, but even if you have told it before, it bears telling again.

    Congrats to you and Chris, and a very happy Valentine's Day to you both.

    megan

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  38. I'm LOLing - what a delightful story! And it worked!!! Happy Valentine's Day to both of you.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  40. smiles... I love, love.

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