My mom and dad during their dating years
(Not sure on the date, but it should be either '68 or '69)
I always loved it when my parents would tell me stories about when they were little, or when they were dating, or even stories of when they were first married. The stories were fascinating to me, and sometimes they were just really funny! My favorite funny story took place when my parents were dating. My mom and dad met while they were both attending The University of Oklahoma in Norman. My dad was a junior and my mom was a sophomore at the time, and they were both your typical poor college students. My dad had this very tight budget in mind when he planned a date for a warm fall afternoon. He stopped by a grocery store and picked up a nice cold watermelon, then planned to meet my mom in a nearby park to enjoy a picnic together. My dad cut the watermelon into thick slices and my mom ate a few until she was full and didn't want anymore. But you see, my dad had (and to be honest still has) seriously deep-rooted feelings about not wasting anything. It kills him to see leftover food go to waste. So, he kept on eating slices of watermelon and continued to offer more slices to my mom. Not wanting to appear impolite or ungrateful, my mom ate slice after slice of watermelon even though she was way past the "comfortably full" point. Finally, she had just eaten too much and had to run to a nearby trashcan where she proceeded to throw up all of the watermelon she had forced down a few minutes earlier. I'm sure she wasn't laughing at the time, but looking back on it years later, they would smile as they recounted the "infamous watermelon date." Thankfully, my mom looked past that dreadful afternoon and eventually married my dad. And I'm pretty glad she did!
Do you have any funny/embarrassing date stories you'd like to share?