A few years ago I arranged to meet this woman for a first date. I suggested we meet up in a public place, so we ended up meeting in Manchester City centre. We shopped for a bit and then decided to go to a restaurant for dinner. The night was going great until my date’s neighbours (an older couple) also came into the restaurant. They spoke to my date and the 2 women on the table next to us. these 2 women turned out to be my date’s mother and gran. Yes, she had rang them to get them to come to the restaurant on some covert mission to check me out. The older couple coming into the restaurant had unintentionally just blown the secrecy of their plan, when everyone realised what was going on the awkwardness was unbearable. Needless to say, that date did not proceed much further and no, I didn’t offer to pay for the mother and gran’s bill!