This dinner came with a side of awkward when a man’s close friend decided to have some fun at his expense.
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Stephen Durand, 38, was meeting a woman for a romantic first date at a steak restaurant. Durand apparently told his friend, Lee McIver, about the date, prompting his buddy to call the restaurant pretending to be Durand.
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McIver, as Durand, called the restaurant, Finsbay Flatiron in Glasgow, and told the staff he was planning on proposing, SWNS reported.
“We’ve been laughing about it, about an hour before his date I phoned the restaurant and pretended to be him and said I was going to propose,” McIver told the outlet.
“The manager said ‘we’ll bring out the cake and a bottle of prosecco and dim the lights.’”
McIver said he paid another friend of his to go to the restaurant and film the event.
The restaurant staff reportedly brought out a candle, bottle of prosecco and a piece of cheesecake on a plate with the words “Will you marry me?” written in chocolate.
The woman was shocked and insisted, “this isn’t our ours, 100% it’s not ours,” McIver relayed.
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Though the pair realized the joke, the woman reportedly did not enjoy the prank.
“It was £140 ($180) for the prank but it was worth it,” McIver said, noting he had to pay for the proposal plate and his friend’s dinner.