M is for Meatloaf
Many, many years ago, when I was a divorced "30 something", a male colleague invited me out for a drink one evening. We met at a local pub, got a drink and began chatting. There was loud music playing. Then he said, what, to me, sounded like "do you like meatloaf"?
I had already eaten and inwardly groaned and thought "oh no, I hope he's not going to invite me back to his for something to eat"! So, with a vision of him slaving over a hot stove and without wishing to offend, I replied as casually as I could, "it's OK, but it's not something I usually make" and it was left at that.
Fast forward about 10 years, and listening to the radio one day, light dawned! I still laugh when I recall the moment I realised that what he had probably said was "do you like Meatloaf"?
It is one of those moments that has stuck in my mind! We remained work colleagues, but that was all!
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