Submitted by Stacy:
We met on a dating site in Canada. He seemed nice at first, so we decided to go for drinks at a local lounge. He had told me his interests included hockey, so when we went to the lounge and I saw that there was a big screen TV there with the game on, I purposely took the seat in the booth facing the TV, so his back would be to it.
During our email exchange I had asked about his job as he had posted in his profile that he was "In law enforcement." He told me he would tell me when we met. Okay, fine, some people are private.
After we sat down and ordered our drinks, I asked him what he did for a living. He told me he was a border guard. Not exactly what springs to mind when you say "law enforcement," but okay.
He then told me that he carried a gun (Canadian Border Guards do not carry guns) and that he was trained to restrain people and put them on the ground. He told me elaborate stories of being kicked out of casinos in Las Vegas for fighting, and how he gets angry when people coming through the border don't answer his questions the way he wants them to. But he was sure to qualify his statements with "I'm working on my anger management." I also got to hear about how his ex wife was such a bitch. Lucky me.
As if his disturbing attitude about, well, everything, wasn't enough, he kept turning around in his seat to watch the game. He would watch for a few minutes at a time and then turn back to me and say "What?" like he'd missed what I had just said.
Eventually, I made an excuse and said that I had to go. As we parted ways in the parking lot (thank GOD I had met him there) he said, "We should do this again. I had a great time."
I said "Sure, I'll call you," having absolutely no intention of calling him whatsoever - I just wanted to get away as fast as I could.
When I got home, I sent him an e-mail telling him I would not be calling and that I wasn't interested in going out with him again.
Submitted by Stacy: