Three Dimensions of Dreadful
I don’t date very much, not because I don’t have the opportunity to, but because I’m pretty selective when it comes to men. It’s been about two years since my last serious relationship, and I’ll admit I was starting to get lonely and somewhat desperate. So I made the god-awful mistake of letting a high school friend set me up with one of his co-workers. We’ll call him L, for loser.
First off, L was definitely NOT my type. He dressed like a “thug” and had spacers in his ears and tattoos. But I’m not one to judge based on looks, so I figured I’d still give this guy a chance. That was my first mistake. This “friend” gave L my number and we had been texting back and forth. He seemed like a nice guy, so when he asked me to see a movie I accepted, regardless of his looks.
On the day we were supposed to go to the movie, L was late picking me up. After about 45 minutes I was just about ready to text him and call off the date when he showed up. I ended up getting into his car – my second mistake – because the new Titanic movie was out and I really was looking forward to seeing it.
The car ride was pretty usual, small talk, some awkward silences, the usual on a first date. However, when we pulled up to the movies and he asked my what I had wanted to see, it went pretty downhill from there. I told him I had wanted to see Titanic, and he then proceeded to explain to me how he couldn’t go see it because of his vision and how he had a hard time watching 3D movies. I was pretty bummed but I suggested that we see something else then: third mistake. He looked at the movies that were playing and suggested that we see The Lorax, yes a Dr Seuss movie. Oh wait, here’s the kicker, IT WAS IN 3D! When I had pointed out to him that the movie would be in 3D, after him telling me about his “vision” problems, he said “I’ll be all right, my vision isn’t too bad.” Now I was getting really irritated, and a huge part of me just wanted to go home, but he was my ride so I was stuck.
Since we were early for the new movie choice we had to wait around about, while he proceeded to tell me that he hadn’t finished high school until about a year ago (he’s 28) and was on methadone treatments for his drug addiction. Mind you, we had NEVER met before this, so I was freaked right out that he was just unloading all of this on me at once. Finally, it was time to get our tickets and go into the movie. I sat as far away from him as I could, and at one point I’m pretty sure I actually napped during the movie.
Once the movie was over it was only about nine at night, but at this point I just wanted to go home and get as far away from this kid as possible. He dropped me off at home and told me to shoot him a text sometime. I never did, and I never heard from him after that night. I can’t say I’m really disappointed.