Stood up

I guess it had to happen some time, but its a first. It was strange though, because I think it was a set up. Tall, dark and handsome, too-good-to-be-true with Villa in Italy, winks, makes a last minute suggestion for a drink. I decline. A few days pass, another invite. So I go, suspicion sirens blaring, and arrive early. No one matching his description is there. I sit at the bar and order a glass of wine. And still he doesn’t show. All is not lost. I have an excellent glass of Chardonnay, I spend an hour chatting with a sweet guy at the bar who gives me his card and have a Bill and Melinda Gates sighting. I laugh with my new friend at things I could write in an email to make Mr. NoShow regret his no show. I leave and come home to a message sent from Mr. NoShow Italian Villa at the exact time we were supposed to meet, “You stood me up.”

WTF?

So I was played. I took the bait. Perhaps someone felt avenged for some terrible injustice I did them.

Bad dating juju for him.

6 Comments

  1. Dampdynamite June 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    wow. I just came across a blog called “dating is war,” I haven’t looked at it yet, but this may make me do it. You just keep on putting yourself out there, girlie! I will do the same. I always enjoy reading your stuff. Even though you are quite a bit younger than me, we are still trying. Thank God! What else to to?

  2. annie June 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Probably someone taking something out on you that was totally unrelated to you. Infantile but I think dating reduces a lot of us to our high school selves at some point – insecure and slightly crazed by hormones.

    Bad dating juju indeed.

  3. Deirdre June 29, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Psycho. Totally psycho. I’m sorry you have to encounter that sort of trashy behavior. Some gentleman.

  4. dadshouse July 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Sorry to hear, but great that you met someone charming at that bar. Real life is so much better than online dating!

  5. Jen July 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Ah, I’m sorry there are people out there who do such things. You’re sure it wasn’t a mix-up on time, though?

  6. Barb July 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I think I would have been hovering in the corner waiting instead of enjoying some chardonnay and conversation. Good for you! I’ve just stumbled across your blog. 🙂

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