Monday, November 26, 2007
Adventures in Blind Dating: The Group Date
My friend called me one day and asked if I would be willing to go on a blind date with her sister in law and a couple of her friends. Of course, three dates in one night! Oh, she wanted me to round up two other guys. I said yes because quite honestly I hate trying to find girls to ask out. However, I was unable to find any guys to bring along. So I called my friend back and she gave me the number of a missionary who served where she used to live. Ironically he was my brother's old companion. I began to make arrangements with the in law and the my brother's old companion. Trying to arrange six peoples schedules turned out to be an arduous task. During our conversations I learned two things, the in law was 6 foot 2 and my brother's companion seemed fruitier than a strawberry field. I told the fruity guy to bring a giant friend so I wouldn't have to be paired off with Bigfoot. Finally the day of our group blind date came. I must admit I was nervous that we wouldn't be able to casually figure out who would be paired off with who. Luckily though, nature took its course. The two giants clung to each other, the shortest girl gravitated towards me, and as luck would have it the giant's other friend was a guy, so our fruity friend seemed happy. Well, I guess technically she was a girl. When I saw my date I was disappointed and knew the night would only be going down hill. At that moment I thought I had made a mistake and wondered if I could trade in an ogre for a giant. The girls were all 19 and the other two guys were about 21. But they all acted like they were about 12. We went to dinner and then played games at my house. These people were all very loud and annoying. I could tell they were amusing themselves tremendously, but I was not having any of it. This could very well have been the worst blind date ever, not to mention the biggest waste $25.64 I had ever spent. I think if someone sets you up on a terrible blind date they should be responsible for recouping your cost. Money spent- $25.64. Time wasted-4 hours. Gas used- 1 gallon. Pain and suffering- Priceless.