More Disaster Dates
by Cheryl Lakes
You know about disaster dates. These are the dates that are seldom talked about. They’re the ones where maybe you started out with a lot of hope and your hope died before the evening was over because something bizarre and unexpected happened.
Kara – “It was my second date with this guy. We had driven to a lovely restaurant on the outskirts of the city. He invited me to order whatever I wanted on the menu and I had ordered lobster tails. When the food came, a woman suddenly walked up and announced she was his wife and ordered him outside. Without a word, he left and they drove off. I ended up paying the check, which was $150.00, and spending $65.00 to get home in a cab.”
Corinne – “I was out on a date with a guy I’d been dating a few months when suddenly he passed out in the middle of dinner. The paramedics were called, and they revived him. After he woke up, they began questioning him about any medications he was taking and when I heard him say that he was being treated for HIV, I almost passed out. I was so shocked because he looked completely healthy. Unfortunately, we never saw each other again. I refused to take his calls after that.”
Meryl – “I was at an amusement park on a second date with a guy when he suddenly spotted a guy he claimed owed him money. He excused himself, said he’d be right back and ended up in a fight with the guy. It turned out that he had spotted another woman he was dating, with another man. Needless to say, that ended our relationship on the spot.”
Gwen – “As I drove home after what I deemed a wonderful blind date, I was bragging about on the phone to my girlfriend. When I stopped at a light, I spotted my date was driving behind me, and I waved. I assumed he just happened to be going in the same direction. But after a few more blocks, I realized he was following me. I decided to drive to the police station and when I stopped there, he sped past me and drove off. When I called and asked him why he was following me, he claimed he wanted to see me home safely. I blocked his calls after that.”