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!