I still find this story humorous, and my family still teases me about it!
Scene: Valentines Day, 2000
Location: Del Frisco’s, Dallas, TX
My ex-boyfriend and I decide to go out for Valentines dinner and we decide to invite my mom and stepdad. I decide I want to go to Del Frisco’s (a pricey restaurant in Dallas). Let me just tell you now that I don’t eat beef and Del Frisco’s is well known for their steaks. Anyway, I order the lobster, order a side of asparagus, have a few bourbon and cokes. The folks each order steaks and sides; the ex orders a steak and a side. At the end of the evening the bill comes…that is when we find out that my lobster (by itself) comes to $100, yes that is $100! Now, I knew that we would probably pay about $150 just for me and the ex…but our total bill (for all 4) was close to $400 because of the lobster. Granted the lobster was a bit larger than the ones you find at the market…but $100, wow! I am thankful to have such wonderful parents, they paid the full bill. I still joke about the $100 lobster till this day.
I would love to hear other similar stories!