Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day full of love and romance, but that’s not always the case at restaurants. Waiters and waitresses have seen their fair share of relationship blunders by working the V-Day shift. From proposal stories to being stood up, there are a lot of things that can happen when going for a romantic dinner at a restaurant. Here are 50 stories where things didn’t really go as planned on Valentine’s Day.
Two proposal that didn’t go as planned
If you’ve waited at restaurants long enough, you’ll see a fair share of wedding proposals. Most of them go as you’d imagine. The guy gets down on one knee, the girl squeals in delight, they hug and kiss, other restaurant patrons applaud, and the engaged couple gets a bottle of free champagne.
This person shared two stories that didn’t go that way. In the first proposal, the woman told him that she couldn’t do it and walked out. In the second proposal, she was speechless for a full minute and not in a good way. They wound up finishing their six-course dinner while making awkward small talk.