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Single Sketches

“Most Embarrassing Moment”

by Cheryl Lakes

When you’re single and dating, there are moments that happen during the course of time you wish to forget.  Here are a few moments these singles wish they could forget.

Candy – “On the first date with a very exciting guy that I had been working hard to impress all night, I removed my eyeglasses for vanity purposes.  Forgetting that I could barely see without them, I struggled to order from the menu and got lost coming back to the table from the ladies’ room.  But the worst happened when I ended up getting in the wrong car, with the wrong guy, when my date pulled up to retrieve me in front of the restaurant.  My excuse was that the two cars were the same color.  But apparently, he didn’t buy it, because he never asked me out again.”

Julia – “My three-year-old son wandered into the living room where I was entertaining a new ‘love interest’ wearing one of my wigs.  Ironically, the guy had just said that he didn’t like women, who wore wigs, and I had just finished saying, I wouldn’t be caught wearing one. I laughed and explained that I used to wear wigs, but I stopped.  The look on his face reflected he wasn’t buying that story.  But the worst came when my ex-husband showed up at the door, and when I wouldn’t answer it, he used his key and came in.  It was a lock I had planned to change but never got around to it.  My date didn’t even say goodnight when he got up and walked out the door.”

Carmen – “I was out on a blind date with a guy, who was polite and hard to read. I couldn’t tell if he was interested or not because he kept the conversation light and friendly.  When he got up and went to the men’s room, and was gone awhile, I decided to go as well.  When I came out and passed the men’s room door, I heard him on his phone describing me as ‘frumpy, dumpy and dull.’  Our waiter happened to come out the door and gave me a pitying look and I kept walking straight out of the restaurant door.  Meanwhile, I got great satisfaction out of picturing him coming back to an empty table.  As I walked to my car, I pacified my hurt feelings with the memory of a wonderful meal.”



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