Monday, July 21, 2008


So I had something happen this weekend that hasn't happened in a long time.

When I was in college, over a decade ago, I agreed to a semi-blind date. The guy was a brother of a friend from high school. My friend was two years older than me and his brother was four years older than him. One day my friend came by my work with his brother and we chatted for a bit. A few days later my friend called and said his brother thought I was cute and wanted to know if I'd agree to a date. I said yes and we set a time and place. I showed up and about an hour later I realized I'd been stood up! It was a first for me and I was mortified. I never heard from the guy and his brother had no idea what had happened. About a month later I found out the guy had checked himself into a mental hospital. Seemingly I dodged a bullet on that one. There is a lot more to this story happening a few years later, but that part of the story doesn't play into this weekend's story so we'll skip it.

So jump forward many, many years. I'm now living in Chicago, I'm in my mid-thirties and I just got stood up for the second time in my life and once again I am mortified!

Dating sucks!


Anonymous said...

Their loss! If whoever it was was stupid enough to not show up and didn't have the common courtesy to call, better off to find out now that they're a jerk and not waste any more time!! Don't feel bad - you're the lucky one and they have no idea what they have missed.

Anonymous said...

Oh I've had that happen...sadly I wish some of the blind dates I've been on had decided to stand me up! LOL

Helmey said...

did you check the looney bin?

Laura said...

Let me at 'im! I'll splat 'im!

Seriously, what was THAT about? What kind of person stands someone up?


Bayjb said...

Oh geez honey I'm sorry to hear that. Men are such asses. It's his loss. Coward. If they can't show up, you can't depend on them and you've dodged another bullet.