I went "off" dates after the incident below happened in August 2006... Now that the people around me seem once again intent on hooking me up with "the perfect person for me", i am giving myself permission to investigate the possibilities. I am still waiting for my blog lover............
My friday plans included a date with someone that had been touted as the best thing for me. Since friday was such a crappy day, i almost changed my mind but i wasnt ready to go home either so i figured i might just as well. Plus there was a going away do for the baby of my company who had just wrapped up her internship with us. Plus i went on this date daring anyone to call me out on it. I was so ready to spit fire.
Anyway, i walked into the restaurant and managed to smile as i said hello. Instead of regaling you with the details of this nonsense, i will simply list the no-no's and hope that young men will glean from this.
DO NOT start a conversation with "You look a lot like my ex girlfriend"
DO NOT stare at me incessantly and not say a word. And then turn around and tell me you have been told that you stare a lot
DO NOT tell me you are a really calm person except when provoked. And then proceed to regale me with the tale of how you beat up a WOMAN, who pressed charges against you and there was a trial that ensued in which you were found guilty. I did not bother to even ask.
DO NOT tell me that you hate white people because of what they did to "us"
DO NOT tell me you had no interest in seeing Pirates of the Carribean because Johnny Depp's role bothered you. Too much like a fag (exact words he said). Do not go on to bash gay people and tell me my tolerant attitude is as a result of being abroad for too long
DO NOT spend the time when you are not talking, checking out the premiership matches on the screens behind me. I love soccer but that's a bit much. Its bad enough you are watching the game, do not utter things like "Nice pass" at the same time.
DO NOT tell me that are running away from God at this point in your life.
Needless to say, i was ready to get out of there after 10 minutes but i was polite enough to have dinner. After that, i made my not so graceful escape .. i mean exit and hung out with my co-workers.
I would have had a better time going to a movie by myself. I have called the friend in question and given her a piece of my mind. No more dates for me for a while