Woman witnesses the worst date ever, live tweets it for your amusement

"Something bad happened": Charlotte's contingency plan is expertly deployed in this bad date emergency.

"Something bad happened": Charlotte's contingency plan is expertly deployed in this bad date emergency. Photo: YouTube

Most of us have found ourselves in a bad date situation at some point in our lives. Whether it's finding yourself clutching at conversational straws, or unable to get a word in against a self-absorbed loudmouth, or realising the person you thought was cute believes in conspiracy theories, Scientology or libertarianism... it's a strange and at times terrible world out there. 

Which is why finding yourself in close proximity to one of these slow-moving car wrecks presents the perfect opportunity to turn someone else's anonymous painful experience into a hilarious (and educational) lesson for the rest of us. That's exactly the position Toronto resident Anne Thériault found herself in on Friday as she eavesdropped on a really, really bad coffee date. Read it, weep, and take note of:

(a) How not to engage in a conversation with a new date

(b) How to make an expertly smooth escape when date turns bad 

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