Barney's ":Lemon Law" of Dating - Romantic mandate
featured on the situation comedy HOW I MET YOUR
Barney a.k.a. "The Barnacle" (Neil Patrick
Harris), a fasting-talking ladies man, the
"Lemon Law" allowed Barney to drop his date
within five minutes of meeting them and not feel
ashamed or guilty at doing so. See a fuller
explanation of the "Lemon Law" below (which is
posted on the back of each Lemon Law card):
The Lemon Law may be invoked if, at any point
during the initial five minutes (300 seconds)
of a first date, either party deems the union
hopeless and elects to abort said date in the
interest of time and/or self-respect. Receipt
of this card hereby absolves the Giver
from any "Hard feelings" or "Questions"
from the Lemon Lawyee relevant to the
discontinuance of the date, which may be
terminated for any reason including, but not
limited to: tawdry attire, breath, homeliness,
misplaced/excessive body hair, Long Island
accent, public school education, bad credit,
no credit, suspicious odor(s).
(i) Giver may waive the Lemon Law should Lemon Lawyee immediately consent to a no-strings
attached "Stand" duration of which
shall be no longer that one (1) night.
(ii) The terms of this agreement are non
exclusively transferable, in deference to the
emergence of the Lemon Law as a "Thing."
(iii) In the unlikely event of a simultaneous
invocation, parties shall exact one (1) "High
Five" with neither party officially
assuming credit for the Lemon Law issuance.