Times this phrase would come in handy:
1. When you need food!
"So, umm, sorry... We're on a date, and we need two bowls of ice cream.
Could you by chance spare some?"
(Why sure! You two dears look so cute together. Is this like a scavenger hunt?)
2. When you break something!
"...So, umm, sorry... We're on a date, and we just broke
one of your lawn chairs."
(Oh, nobody ever sat on that old thing anyways!
Your adorable date wasn't hurt was she?)
3. To invade boundaries.
"...So, umm, sorry. We're on a date, and we saw a trampoline in your back yard...
(Hey! Grandpa would like to join you if that's okay.)
4. To get away with something
So, umm, sorry Officers. We're on a date, but we'll take off if you want us to!
(Oh you little raggamuffins! What fun you must be having. Ah, the joy of youth!
DOWN, KILLER! RELEASE!!!)
One of my own stories: A few years ago, my date and I decided we really wanted ice cream, but, bless her dear little heart... she felt bad that I'd have to spend money. So I had an idea, and it would work perfectly since we were right in the middle of an apartment complex! We went to the first door, knocked, and I said, "So, umm... we're on this date... do you happen to have an egg?" The person looked a little confused at first, but immediately perked up, and with a "just one moment!" went and got us an egg! "There you are..." Next door: Knock Knock. "So, umm... we're on this date... would you be willing to buy this egg from us for 25 cents?" ..."Oh... umm... yeah! Sure." Ca-CHING! So easy! ...We went door-to-door for about 10 minutes asking for eggs and selling them, and pretty soon we had about five bucks for ice cream! Next stop: The Malt Shoppe! Yeahya!
I'm actually thinking of basing an entire date based around this idea. Beforehand, the other guys and I would get together and come up with a list of challenges (which, knowing my friends, might be pretty embarrassing). Then we'd give our dates a chance to help out with (or reject) ideas. Man... I'm kind of getting excited about this. If I ever do it, I'll be sure to report to you.
...PS: One note. I have a strict honesty policy! If you're ever going to use this little technique, you dang well better be on a date!