Story Sent in by Eric:
Beth and I met in college, although I forget precisely how. What I remember is that she loved this one pizza place across the street from campus, so we went there for our first date.
Pizza went great (I can't imagine how anything involving pizza couldn't go well) and it was still early when we were done, so we took a nice long walk.
During the walk, she made a phone call. I could tell she was talking to a guy, and she told whoever it was precisely where we were and that he should meet us there. When she hung up, I asked her, "Was that a classmate?"
"Sorta, yeah," was her response.
It wasn't just a classmate. As we hung around to wait for this guy, she became nervous. Her whole manner changed, and I couldn't help but become a bit nervous, myself. At first I thought it was a student from one of her classes who maybe was going to pass some homework off to her or something. But that didn't fit how her mood had changed.
Two guys showed up. One of whom went right to her and ignored me completely, the other guy stood between Beth and I and folded his arms like he was some kind of bouncer at an exclusive club.
Neither man spoke to me, but the guy with Beth, I gathered, was a guy she used to date. She still seemed pretty nervous, and he was whispering to her although I couldn't hear a word.
"We're on a date," I said, "Could you guys give us some privacy?"
The guy with Beth gave me the finger and kept talking to her. I wondered, almost aloud, why she had called them up and summoned them there in the first place, with everything having gone so well up until then.
I called campus police right there and told them that these two guys were harassing my date and I. The one talking to Beth said, "You did not just call campus police."
"I did. But by all means keep harassing us."
The bouncer hardly made a move the entire time. The guy with Beth took a few steps toward me, then said, "You're not even worth it," then said to the bouncer, "Let's go, Rich." The two of them fled.
Campus police showed up about two minutes later. I explained everything to them, and they went on their way. When I was finally alone with Beth again, she told me that she was going to return home by herself and that I should have a good night.
Needless to say, we never wound up on another date.