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FF – First Date Mishap

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo appears to be a beautiful painting by Rochelle herself 🙂

“Goodness, a home-cooked meal!”

“I like to make an impression on a first date!”

“I’ll just add a bit of salt, pepper, some ketchup…”

What are you doing.


You haven’t even tasted it yet.

“I, um…”

“Let me take a quick photo of you (snap) I just need to send a text, one sec…”

tappity tappity here is photo of target tappity tappity usual terms tappity tappity make it look like an accident tappity tap send

“… there we go. So, where were we? You were telling me about your job? It sounds fascinating!”


“Eat up!”


  1. October 20, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    If only had known about this service sooner! 😀 I once cooked dinner for a guy and he asked for salt and pepper before even tasting it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. October 20, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Snicker. That’s one way to deal with unimpressive dates.


  3. October 20, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Who knew choosing ketchup could be so perilous


    • October 21, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Good job he didn’t go for brown sauce. That would have a been a fate worse than death.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. October 20, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Gee. Someone’s judgmental! They didn’t even discuss dessert…


    • October 21, 2021 at 8:48 am

      Dessert seems to be a bit of a waste on him at this point… 🙂


  5. michael1148humphris
    October 20, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Yes this individual needs to learn some life skills, always taste first,


    • October 21, 2021 at 8:51 am

      That lesson comes too late for this chap, sadly.


  6. October 20, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Nothing I hate more than when salt and pepper are added before tasting!


  7. Ain Starlingsson
    October 20, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Haha! Verh good one, and interesting style…her time’s up m’ afraid…


    • October 21, 2021 at 8:57 am

      I like how you saw her as the transgressor – I deliberately didn’t identify who was who to see what people thought!
      Yep. it’s game over.


  8. October 20, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Never offend the cook!


    • October 21, 2021 at 8:57 am

      Best case scenario you’ll never get another meal, worst case… well!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. October 20, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Sacré bleu! Zut alors! Mon Dieu!


  10. October 21, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Now there’s the sensitive one…


  11. October 21, 2021 at 10:29 am

    I fully support liquidating people who like ketchup. Yuck!


  12. October 21, 2021 at 11:15 am

    My goodness was the food that bad?


    • October 21, 2021 at 1:05 pm

      Not once he/she’d ketchupped it. Sadly, his/her last meal.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. October 21, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Nothing is more irritating than someone adding to a dish I’ve made before tasting it. I’d say first date = last date in this case. 😉




    • October 22, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I think we can safely say it’s their last ever date 😮 🙂


  14. October 21, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Oh wow. Well done.


  15. October 21, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Well, my word. That’s a pretty gruesome kinid of test at which to fail! I wonder, would he still have been offended if she had tasted first and THEN asked for condiments?


    • October 22, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Ha, that sounds even worse! I never reach for condiments for a home-cooked meal unless the other person does first 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  16. October 21, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    How many times has that ever been said over the dinner table – you haven’t even tasted it yet, as someone starts tapping in the salt!? Good story.


    • October 22, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      Yes, I have been guilty! Not on a first date, though 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  17. October 22, 2021 at 4:35 am

    i wonder what’s for desserts. 🙂


  18. October 22, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Compliments before condiments, please!


  19. October 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Hilarious hyperbole. That’ll teach him!


    • October 23, 2021 at 4:32 am

      A shame he won’t be around long enough to properly learn the lesson 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  20. October 22, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    It seems to me she’s quite offended. Maybe overly sensitive? Haha. Nice one, Ali!


    • October 23, 2021 at 4:33 am

      Well, she did slave over that meal for hours, only for him to immediately smother it in ketchup… 🙂


  21. October 23, 2021 at 9:58 am

    If she didn’t want him to add condiments, she should have left them off the table! Unless it was a deliberate test, of course…


    • October 24, 2021 at 5:37 am

      True, but you could be right. Very cunning!


  22. October 23, 2021 at 11:01 am

    A friend of mine puts ketchup on roast dinner, used to drive his parents crazy. I’m sure they were tempted to take this course of action on several occasions.


    • October 24, 2021 at 5:39 am

      Ketchup on a roast? Dearie me 😮


  23. October 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I’d have him take a picture of her texting while trying to enjoy a date. Howsaboutthat tit for tat???? Eh?


  24. October 26, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Yes, it’s pretty bad when a person adds condiments to a meal without first tasting it. Poor woman. She went to all that trouble. Her good meal was wasted on him.


    • October 27, 2021 at 6:18 am

      At least she got her own back, having him assassinated and all 🙂


  25. October 27, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Oh dear, their date was definitely doomed, better not to eat any of it and leave.


    • October 28, 2021 at 6:19 am

      I’m afraid his fate was sealed the moment the ketchup hit the plate.


  26. Deb
    January 17, 2022 at 11:57 am

    It must have been really a bad date! Ketchup with roast? I might have shown him my front door rather than entertaining him any further 🤣. I feel sorry for her.
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    • January 18, 2022 at 7:14 am

      I love condiments but even I wouldn’t go that far 😮


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