The blind date is going well until the passionfruit brulee arrives.
Inspired by the dessert and committed to getting deeper than small talk, I foolishly ask, ‘What’s your passion?’
‘What do you mean… passion?’
The man in the corner, eyes closed, strums his guitar. The chef in the kitchen licks the spoon before adding one more pinch of salt. The woman outside swears into her phone. The taxi driver blasts his horn in frustration.
My date shrugs and says, ‘I kinda like cake.’
I let out a long sigh.
‘Waiter! Can I have this brulee to go?’
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