'Terrible' First Date Live-Tweeted By Writer In Coffee Shop (And It's Hilarious)

07/07/2015 10:57 BST | Updated 13/07/2015 09:59 BST

Canadian writer, Anne Thériault, was sitting in her local coffee house, trying (and failing) to do work, when her ears pricked up.

Over on the other table, she spied a couple who were clearly on a first date - the guy (a self-proclaimed James Franco lookalike and "writer") was hogging all of the conversation and making it 100% about him, while the girl was struggling to get a word in edgeways.

bored coffee date

Bemused by the awkwardness of the situation, Thériault did what any other person would do - she stopped what she was doing and live-tweeted their conversation.

"I decided to document it because I was supposed to be doing work, and obviously needed to do something while I was procrastinating," Thériault told Mashable.

"Also, this guy was every hilarious stereotype about sad, self-involved writers come to life."

Their awkward dialogue went a bit like this...

Note to self, don't ever date a writer.


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Live-tweeting is fast becoming a new way to share information as it happens. From skin-removal surgery to orgasm struggles - chances are, if it's a tad unusual, it's probably been live-tweeted.

And now this terrible coffee date can be added to the collection. Check, please!

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[H/T Mashable]