Ryan West is on a date with Natalie Chau at a hole-in-the-wall Malaysian restaurant. Dating is nothing new to the otherwise charismatic Ryan, but tonight has him sweating… literally.
Natalie, a seasoned connoisseur of spicy, Asian food suggested the Malaysian restaurant that took them over an hour to drive to.
Giving him one last chance to come clean, Natalie makes sure that Ryan can handle spicy food.
“Sure you want the mains spicy Ryan?”
Ryan prides himself on choosing the ‘hot’ option at Nandos and how he doesn’t take jalapeños off his burrito. Determined on holding his ground, Ryan responds with a firm and confident “Yes!”
Natalie breaks in to a thick Malaysian accent as she orders the entrees and mains for the couple. Within minutes the food arrives and Ryan’s test begins. He powers through the entrees with ease, increasing his confidence. However the Nasi Lamak turns out to have a bit of a kick.
Feeling the heat, Ryan starts to sip his water regularly until it’s gone. Desperately, he stares at the waitress hoping they lock eyes so he can ask for a jug of water. No longer feeling the winter chill, Ryan takes off his jacket and hangs it on the chair, much to the amusement of his date.
“At first I thought it was cute,” she said. “But then his face started going red and he was sweating so I put my hand up and we got a jug in no time.”
Grounded from his previously confident aura, Ryan finally caves and confesses he cannot go any further. As if to drive the nail in the coffin, Natalie puts her hand up to finally put Ryan out of his misery.
“Can I please get one Milo ice please?”
More spice to come.