Dating advice from middle-aged men

24 Sep

A Monday afternoon non sequitur.

Middle-Aged Coworker: Don’t get too sophisticated.

Penny looks up from her desk to see MAC peeking around her door frame.

Penny: Oh?

Is this about my outfit? Because I know that the rest of you all wear jeans but I like to look nice.

MAC: You don’t want to get too sophisticated because no one will want to date you.


Penny: Oh?

MAC: Yea, you go out and order wine and the guys won’t want to date you anymore.

Lightbulb! He’s talking about that book of wine essays I was reading at lunch last week. Thank you, context.

Penny: Oh, yes. Wine can be an expensive habit of sophistication.

MAC: Let me tell you this really long and not at all interesting story about the time I was out with a bunch of colleagues and someone had the brilliant idea to order wine and the rest of us trusted him to make a moderate decision but really he ordered $150 Chianti.

Penny: No!

MAC: Yes!

Penny: That’s awful…

Except not because didn’t you check to see what he was ordering?!

MAC: So, don’t get sophisticated about wine because word will get out and no one will want to date you.

Penny: Well, I will try to keep my wine sophistication strictly within the confines of moderately priced vintages.


One Response to “Dating advice from middle-aged men”

  1. Sotorya (Tory) October 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    O_O ….I…..what? I’m thinking MAC might still live at home with Mommy.

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