~Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Out Dating

Monday night I was sitting in one of those out-dated sports bars with wood paneling, Golden Tee and not quite enough flat-screen TVs. I was surrounded by Government Mule, Harvey, Swayze and Jenna. I wore a very old Abercrombie and Fitch t-shirt a la 1999 that's Jets' green. Everyone else was rooting for the Ravens.

I told the story of my date and asked exactly how pissed off I should be regarding this whole tennis thing. The boys immediately told me that it was actually an exciting match and that I shouldn't be offended. Harvey asked if he paid, and if he did, I should give him another chance. Jenna said no way.

Harvey ordered the next round of Blue Moons. "Sarah, I'm so glad you date so I can live vicariously through you. You," she pointed to the remaining three, "need to start dating. You realize my husband and I are a year and a half away from having kids.

"You know, my husband and I were talking about how this group is asexual--"

I snorted so belligerently that beer went up my nose and I slipped off my chair and into Jenna's bosom. Harvey used the exact same words to express the exact same sentiment.

Laughter died down and everyone looked at me expectantly. "Uh, it's just, you know, I was told I talked about dating too much," I explained.

"Who said that?" asked Harvey.

I dangled a finger towards Government Mule. "When?!" he exclaimed.

"When we were in the hot tub! You were all 'Sarah, you talk about dating too much.'" I slurred the words to emphasize that he had had a few when he said that.

"Wait a minute. The only person drunk in the hot tub was you," countered Swayze. Swayze, however, was asleep in a Lazy Boy when that happened.

"No! He said it! I swear!" I pounded the table.

"Nope, you were just drunk and that's what you decided to hear," said Government Mule smugly. Even though GM and I were the only people present during the conversation, I had lost all credibility.

I swear, he really did say that. But the dating ban has officially been lifted.

10 comments:

Bathwater said...

Don't give that guy another chance, he asked to see you and picked the time it was up to him to make a good impression what will he be like in six months during Wimbledon.

nuttycow said...

Give him another chance. I was out in a bar on Saturday and even I stopped talking to people to watch the end of the game - it was a cracker!

preciousandpriceless said...

awe your friends are funny, I wanna come out and play!

nicole said...

i also say dump him. he knew you had other plans, practically begged you to cancel your plans for him, and when you did he ignored you. if he wanted to watch tennis so bad, he should have asked you to go out another night.

Breeza said...

Yeah, I say forget this guy. Tennis over you? Not cool.

ratherlovely said...

It sounds like he was an idiot, but it's only one night. Everyone has 'off days' when they don't represent themselves very well. If you do like him, let him grovel and apologise and make a bit of effort to win your appreciation. If he doesn't bother, let him go.

ratherlovely said...

It sounds like he was an idiot, but it's only one night. Everyone has 'off days' when they don't represent themselves very well. If you do like him, let him grovel and apologise and make a bit of effort to win your appreciation. If he doesn't bother, let him go.

manderz1784 said...

Hello! I am a new reader and am currently engrossed in your blog. Love it!

Personally, I'd give the guy another chance, but only if I was interested in him. If not, then there's your answer!

I'm off to read more of your posts now =)

cornflakegirl74 said...

LOL, your friends sound awesome. And in all honesty: I do really think the marrieds like to hear about the dating world. It does help them live vicariously so I was surprised when GM said that to you.

On the fence about whether or not you should give this guy another chance...

anna said...

tough call...just follow your gut.

i would have done one of two things in that situation:
1) leave
2) moved around to the other side of the table next to him to watch with him
i think it depends on how much i liked the guy...

 

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