Why do men think women can't read maps?
It was a blind date, though we'd talked on the phone to arrange the actual meet. I suggested the Four Horseshoes in Thornham as it was almost exactly halfway between our two homes. As you come up the A140 turn left at the crossroads signposted to Thornham I said.
Right he said, sounds easy.
I sat outside the Four Horseshoes in Thornham for 45 minutes before deciding I'd been stood up. Calling it a night I drove back to the crossroads and wondered if he might have turned right instead of left.
Lo and behold, sitting in the car park of the Black Horse in Thorndon was my blind date.
So why did you end up at the Black Horse in Thorndon rather than the Four Horseshoes in Thornham? was obviously my first question. When you said turn left at the crossroads I thought you meant turn right because women aren't very good at reading maps was the answer, and I thought you'd got the name wrong, as it had horse in it. Honest yes, diplomatic no.
From that first almost disastrous blind date we never looked back, through the 2nd date when I had bronchitis, the 3rd date when we broke the bowling alley and the 4th date when the movie turned out to be the most gruesome certificate 18 film we'd ever seen.
15 happy years on we still dispute why men don't think women can read maps.