6/10/2013

Brotherly Love

Story Sent in by Leslie:

I used to have a photo up on my dating profile that included my younger brother. It was a good photo of me, and it would've looked silly if I cut him out of it, so I put it up with the caption, "My younger brother and I."

Sean messaged me on the site, didn't mention a thing about the photo, and we wound up on a date together. As we walked past a luxury car dealership, he lingered over the cars displayed through the windows. He asked me, "Could you see me in that?" and pointed to a Cadillac.

"Sure," I said.

He then turned to me and asked, "And could you see me repeatedly running over the guy in your profile photo with it?"

It took me a second to realize what he was talking about. "My... my brother?"

"No. That guy in your profile photo with you. Was he an ex?"

I said, "No. He's my younger brother. I said it in the caption. You want to run him over?"

Sean took a few moments to work it all out, or perhaps to figure out how he'd climb out of the fresh hole into which he had just dug himself. He said, "If he's not your ex... he's your brother? You guys didn't date, did you?"

"My brother? Are you insane?"

Sean rubbed his hands together and said, "Then I won't run him over."

We were originally planning to have dinner together, but I managed to convince him to switch it up to just a drink, because I didn't want to have anything more to do with him.

15 comments:

  1. I find it super romantic when a guy whom I have only known for a short time wants to kill any person I may or may not have been involved with before I met him. To me, that screams husband material. He's the same kind of guy who has slept with women before he met you but continuously calls you a whore/slut/hoochie/sloroochie because you weren't a virgin when you met him. *swoon*

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  2. @ Devil - One hopes this psychopath has never managed to convince anyone to sleep with him. And who buys Cadillacs anymore besides my grandmother? Maybe drug dealers, but I'd like to think they have better taste than that.

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  3. ^ This.

    Also, as has been said ad nauseum on this site, it's rarely a good idea to go on a first date out to dinner with someone you've never met in person before. A better alternative is a "first meet," where you just grab coffee or something. If you then determine the guy has low rapey levels and/or lacks vehicular homicidal tendencies, perhaps proceed to dinner for you second meeting.

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  4. "Sloroochie" will now be my go-to insult.

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  5. "I managed to convince him to switch it up to just a drink, because I didn't want to have anything more to do with him."

    Instead of walking away because you didn't want anything more to do with him, makes sense.

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  6. Ashley.. a free drink is a free drink.

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  7. @Ashley - it's much better to consume an intoxicant around someone that you no longer trust than it is to appear to be rude. Just like it's more important to question the choices of someone that wanted to "be polite" over someone that wanted to "commit homicide."

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  8. ^Besides, we as woman are trained to be polite, in all situations, even when it goes against our best interests. I think OP handled it as best she could.

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  9. ^Besides, we as woman are trained to be polite, in all situations, even when it goes against our best interests. I think OP handled it as best she could.

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  10. Snark, not all women are trained like that. Just pointing that out. I'm not going to be hard on OP, but she definitely could have figured out how to walk away. But anyway...

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  11. Not necessarily. There have been situations where I've wanted to leave a date but felt it was in the best interest of my safety to do so delicately. 'Cause, you know, not all guys take kindly to hearing "I dont want to continue with the date so I'm going now". I'll warrant the OP worried about a violent reaction to an upfront rejection (and gee I wonder why?) so she handled things very well.

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  12. I agree with Kez although my younger brother has always been seen as superfluous so a bit of pruning there, booze, a couple of double cheeseburgers and some drunken bloated rapey sex is something I can only dream about.

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  13. Aww, bitches love it when you murder their acquaintances.

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  14. Kez I dont see the point of hanging around someone who is making me uncomfortable or being creepy. Who says you have to tell them the truth by telling them "I dont want to continue with the date so I'm going now"? I've excused myself as if I've had to go to the bathroom or just straight up left an uncomfortable situation.

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  15. It's like this: the guy has admitted to vehicular homicide fantasies. Do you really want to say to him: "Hey, I'm not interested in you. Now let me turn my back on you, and don't you dare do anything like what you're apparently thinking all the time."

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