Well, this is awkward. A man was having a spat with his girlfriend at an Olive Garden in Charlotte, NC on Sunday night when he decided to resolve the matter in the utmost mature manner: defiantly building a fort of menus to shield his face from his girlfriend.
Fellow diner Adam Howell caught the incident on his camera phone, tweeting it out to his 650 followers, and the photo soon went viral. "A grown ass man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden & has made a menu fort," he wrote, later updating his Twitter audience that the waitress eventually gave the man a time out by dismantling the his fort and taking his menu away. His date, on her cell phone, apparently was unfazed.
Building a menu fort is an obvious sign of relationship strife but what are some other clues you are that miserable couple at table five?
You physically turn your body 180 degrees from your guy who smirks behind your back.
Your date begs you not to cause a scene ("Please, can't we just have a pleasant dinner for once?!")
Your date schedules another date while he’s still on the date with you.
When you fight over the check, you're actually fighting:
You’re so frustrated that you evoke the 1992 dis, “Talk to the hand" (whether it's because the ears ain't listening or the face don’t understand):
You channel Erica Kane on "All My Children" or Amanda Woodward a la "Melrose Place" and toss a drink in his face:
You're saying, "I totally agree" but inside you're screaming, "Pirate's Booty and RHONY reruns!"
You exchange death stares and whisper, "Please lower your voice. Let's not do this here."
You just, like, don't give a crap anymore:
Well, let's hope the date never goes this badly: