What’s the best way to score with a date? Friends told us lobster is a good opening gambit. So we gave it a try.
Result? Well, let’s just say that, a few paychecks later, we’re not talking to those friends anymore.
Then we heard about Catch a Piece of Maine, which sells lobster for $2,995. A $3k lobster? We figured: slam dunk. So we checked it out.
Transpires that the three grand is not for a single lobster (whew) but for an entire year’s worth of crustacean.
It works like this. You send $2,995 to Catch a Piece of Maine and they set out a trap for you off the coast of Maine. Then they FedEx you all the lobster your trap catches–whenever you want.
And even if your trap is crap, no worries: Catch a Piece of Maine guarantees you a minimum of 40 lobsters a season–which still ain’t all that cheap, at $70 per. But you also get the excitement of monitoring your own lobster trap online. (We can think of better things to look at online but, hey, that’s just us.)
Catch a Piece of Maine was founded by brothers Brendan and John Ready, who had their own lobster boat by the time they were 9 years old. They tore themselves away from the trade to get business degrees, then came home to found Ready Seafood in Portland, Maine, and, later, Catch a Piece of Maine.
The two square-jawed seafood moguls probably don’t have much problem scoring with their own dates. But it’s nice to know they’re out there baiting the hook.
The rest is up to you. Or, as boat captains are fond of telling weekend anglers: remember, it’s called fishing, not catching.