Four women in four cities take on 365 dates between them. Follow their adventures and misadventures.

35. Crabby About Crabs – Mr. Mud Crab

Mr. Mud Crab wanted to take me to eat Singaporean chilli mud crabs, so I assumed he could eat spicy food…

This was definitely not the case.

Eating any kind of crustacean is messy, no matter how hard you try to be neat and tidy. So, when they asked me if I wanted a bib…of course I took it! Mr. Mud Crab declined.

“Wow, I can’t believe you are going to wear that in public!”

“Why not? It’s better than getting my dress dirty.”

He points and laughs at me hysterically, and loudly…it took all my strength not to roll my eyes at him.

“I’m sorry for laughing; it’s just that you look really cute.”

The waitress asked how ‘spicy’ we would like our meal. He wanted mild… I wanted spicy. So we settled for medium.

While we waited, I looked at Mr. Mud Crab…he was good-looking, tall, electric blue eyes, wavy dark hair…he looked like a young Tommy Hilfiger model. In fact, he looked like a really, really young Tommy Hilfiger model… He refused to confirm his age.

I feel a bit cougarish!

The crabs came out and they looked and smelt amazing. He looked at me with a big smile.

“Dig in!”

Mr. Mud Crab started making strange hissing noises at first, but this quickly escalated to screaming at the waitress to get him some water. The waitress brought over a jug of water, a glass of milk and a plate of cucumbers, all of which Mr. Mud Crab scoffed down.

“Oh my fucken mouth burns… so fucken hot… oh fuck…”

I could tell he was trying to keep it down, but a few of the other guests were staring at us. I apologized to the waitress.

“Not to worry, it happens all the time.”

She winked at me and walked away. I put my hand on his shoulder.

“Are you OK?”

“I’m fine, I’m so sorry…I didn’t think it would be that spicy…I guess I was trying to impress you.”

…and a little bit of spit landed on my face.

He looked genuinely upset about the whole fiasco, and I felt really sorry for him. So much so that I had to part ways with my ¼ eaten crab and suggested that we go have some ice-cream – to cool his mouth down.

After we had ice-cream Mr. Mud Crab tried to kiss me on my lips but I turned and gave him my cheek.

Too young I thought…give him five years and the girls will die over him.

What do you think? Would you ever date a younger man?

What are the advantages? Disadvantages?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/foxaston Steven McLachlan

    i don’t think it was his age, necessarily.  there just wasn’t any real passion and that might be because he is immature.  i don’t think i would’ve felt much for my date if she had behaved like that either.  plenty of other er … crabs in the sea.  ;)

  • http://twitter.com/inspiredworlds Matthew Ho

    Love Singapore Chilli crabs, but u gotta wear the bib! Its so messy. Feel bad for the guy since his mouth was on fire! Reminds me of that scene in Hitch when Will Smith eats the seafood and has an allergic reaction.