Tips & Ideas

Tips & Ideas


submitted by: Peter Forsgren

As I was married young and just entering my second year of college, my wife and I did not have a lot of money to spend (both of us in college).  However, I wanted to have a romantic night at a restaurant and knew we could not afford the typical expensive ones I always thought we would need.

Well, I had two brothers I recruited to be chauffeurs.  I simply asked my wife to wear a nice dress and I wore a suit.  My brothers drove us in
the nicest car in the family (not much).  I had planned a dinner at a Sizzler (like a Denny’s).  They drove us there, went inside and set a nice table with table cloth, good dishes borrowed from mom, and flowers.

Then they came and got us from the car and escorted us to the table.  I am not sure how they did it, but the convinced the restaurant people to allow them to be the waiters, they served us nicely and then got out of the way a few tables over.  The owner came and said he was willing to send out for a nice champagne for our special occasion, but
as neither of us drank alcohol, we thanked him and turned him down.

The dinner was great, served as best we could at the price of Sizzler. My brothers then drove us around to nice sites, like free museums and
other places.  We had a great and inexpensive time.