Ever since Robert Heinlein popularized the phrase TANSTAAFL (There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch) in his popular sci-fi novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, people everywhere have been trying to prove otherwise.
Especially in today’s litigious world, with McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuits and empowered/privilege-seeking children who demand a blue ribbon just for showing up at school that day – folks need to learn that eventually karma can come back to bite you.
You may be getting a free meal now, but at what future cost?
That’s the situation that BRITTNY PIERRE HAS FOUND HERSELF IN, after writing in a blog post that she was – what newspapers are calling – a so-called DINNER WHORE.
That’s right – she pimped herself out for a dinner. A lot.
To tons of dates that she met online.
Brittny says that she had justification, and it was purposeful — her goal was to USE ONLINE DATING SITES in order to guarantee a free meal at least three times a week.
What she found out was that being a serial dater is a lot of work. It’s not easy juggling multiple guys for the sole purpose of being able to eat for free. Brittny ended up going out on 60 dinner dates (which, if Web Watch’s math is correct, would work out to be about 20 weeks, or 5 months). Not too shabby.
So here’s the challenge: how many free meals can you mooch off of newly-met strangers (ie dates) in a row?
The beginner-level challenge is how many consecutive days can you go with one free meal, courtesy of a date setup? The expert challenge is to get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner paid for over several consecutive days. For both challenges, once an individual has purchased a meal for you, you can never accept a free meal from them again.
Tell us how many free meals you got using Brittny’s methods in the comments below…
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