Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coffee Date #2

Well, Coffee Date Number Two was last night. A friend e-mailed me while I was out hoping all was going well with my "hot date." As I told her in my e-mail response tonight the date was anything but hot in all senses of the word. Starting of course with the fact that it was barely above zero outside.

Let me sum up the entire date for you in three words....OH. MY. GOD. And not in a good way. I knew from the second I saw her through the window of the restaurant that it was going to be one of those things you just sit through to get it over with. My intuition is pretty good damned good and it did not fail me last night.

Where to begin? How about with the two positives that I have been able to come up with for the evening? First, she was even earlier than I was having already been seated when I arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes early. Second, I liked her haircut. In fact I think it might even be cute on me.

But, then there was the strange speech impediment which almost sounded as though she had a hearing issue but was more likely caused by the fact that her face was shaped kind of funky and maybe that misshapenness makes speech more difficult for her. And then there were her eyes which were just slightly, um, off. I don't know how else to describe it. Like if you took a ruler and held it level/horizontal one of her pupils would be higher than the other and one of them was just the tiniest bit lazy (as in just lazy enough for me to notice but not lazy enough to be blatantly obvious). And the same could be said for her mouth too. It was just, well, off.

And of course it's not all about looks and I seem really shallow if you're just reading what I wrote above, but her looks weren't the only issue. The main issue is that, you know, I just wouldn't ever choose to hang out with her. Like if we worked together I wouldn't say "hey, let's do lunch" or whatever. And if I met her at a party I'd have found a way to avoid her after I talked to her for a few minutes. And she referenced her church and the church youth group she's trying to get going again many many times. I am very much NOT a church person. It's not my thing at all. And not something I want a partner to be VERY HEAVILY active in. And then there was her apologizing in advance for using a vulgarity while recounting a story. She said "ass" and she only said it because she was relating something someone had said to her. I have been known to swear a blue streak and use the f word far more frequently than is necessary.

She got up to use the restroom and I honestly considered just leaving money for my hot chocolate on our table and high tailing it out of there. If you know me then you know that's not like me at all! But I honestly could not wait to get the heck out of dodge.

Oh and I nearly forgot! One of our topics of conversation last night was reconnecting with people on Facebook (conversation which I might add did not flow freely and easily and I found myself searching for topics and ways to keep it going). So, when I got home I of course had to search her e-mail address in Facebook and OH MY GOD SHE IS FRIENDS WITH A COWORKER OF MINE WHO I AM ALSO FRIENDS WITH ON FACEBOOK! I'm pretty sure she knows where I work, I do believe it came up in a previous e-mail exchange, but she's never mentioned knowing my coworker. I'm stumped by that. Maybe she isn't aware of where my coworker works because Facebook tells me they're friends via some group they were in together, BUT OH MY GOD! Really? Does this happen to other people? I mean it would be cool if I liked her and wanted to see her again, but I don't. I don't even want to e-mail with her anymore because I feel like it would just be a waste of my time. I really hope she got the same vibe.

I guess the good thing that has come out of this for me is the fact that it reassures me that I do not in fact fall for anyone who shows an interest in me which is something that I am often afraid I do. Apparently I am more discerning and do pay attention to chemistry and attraction more than I've ever given myself credit for.

So, Coffee Date Number Two was a total, complete and utter bust. I should have just stayed home in my warm house in my jammies and watched a movie. At least I've got two of these damn things out of the way for now. And it could have been worse, but it sure as hell could have been better!

Today's lyrics are from a song I consider to be a classic and also one of my favorites, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 from their Joshua Tree album.

I have run
I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls,
these city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

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