So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, “This is from the gentleman who is seated over there”... and indicated the sender with a nod of his head.
She stared at the wine casually for a few seconds, not looking at the man… then decided to send a reply to him by a note. The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the gentleman.
The note read: “For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million pounds in the bank and 7 inches in your pants”.
After reading the note, the man decided to compose one of his own in return. He folded the note, handed it to the waiter and instructed him to deliver it to the lady.
“Just to let you know things aren't always what they appear to be, I have a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes and a Porsche Turbo in my several garages; I have beautiful homes in Aspen and Miami, and a 10,000 acre mansion in the country. There is over twenty million pounds in my bank account. But, not even for a woman as beautiful as you, would I cut three inches off. Just send the wine back”.