7/15/2016

North by Southwest

Story Sent in by Vickie:

Josh told me that he had the best idea ever for our first date. There wasn't a heck of a lot to do in our town and so when he told me he had a surprise for me I became pretty excited.

He drove us out to a cornfield and he parked right next to an old, rusty tractor. He got out of the car and beckoned for me to follow him toward it.

At the tractor he said, "Isn't it awesome?"

An old tractor. That's all it was. I wasn't impressed. "That's it?"

He said, "I don't know whose it is. It's a mystery. Maybe a murder mystery. Let's solve it tonight!"

I suggested, "Maybe we can do dinner?"

He ignored that idea of course. Instead he paced around the tractor and investigated it closely and hemmed and hawed as if collecting clues. As we had driven out there in his car, I was stuck with him.

Finally he said that he knew who the "killer" was. We jumped back into his car and returned to town. Once there, instead of tracking down his quarry, he led me into a games shop and he joined in some card game that used little action figures as part of whatever it was all about.

I left without him even noticing.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like that cornfield is the only thing getting plowed anytime soon...

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    1. FINALLY A GREAT PUN IT'S BEEN TOO LONG STEVE.

      Still, OP, I would have let that chip drop off your shoulder and have a little silly fun with him. he tried to find something to do in a town with little to do, and you stood around judging? He's the one who got stuck with a bad date. I mean, what's wrong with being a kid occasionally for the sake of a good time? But if you didn't recognize the card game they were playing, perhaps you have no imagination at all anyway. Sad day. As you can imagine, I'm disappointed in you. Oh wait...

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    2. Puns are a plaything of the humorless. My humor is much more... esoteric.

      Chunky Horse does not take kindly to too many puns.

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    3. Briana, it's kind of a faux pas to join a game to ignore your date. It's kind of expected that you would do things together, so if you don't want teach your date how to play then it's probably not a good idea. We all know it's hard to get something going with a near stranger, they just didn't have any chemistry. Maybe next time she will find someone better for her.

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    4. Ipdar, you're not wrong. He should have offered to teach her, or at least invited her to join the table and watch. I would like to take a moment to point out that we aren't given any portion of their conversations with this story. It's clear the author had a negative view of the whole affair, and while I wouldn't say it's definitely the case, he may very well have offered to teach her and she simply refused for one reason or another. From the tone throughout, OP seemed to give up on having any fun on her date from the beginning. therefore, I believe she simply had a chip on her shoulder and could have had fun had she allowed herself. Not sharing interests wouldn't stop the right person from making the best of a situation they already know is not going to be repeated.

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    5. Well, sometimes it happens. We date a series of people to find someone compatible and they aren't. I wouldn't bother trying to ascribe any substantial personality faults through this story. Since there is so little to go on anything would just be projection or supposition.

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    6. The fun of a comment section lies in the freedom to project make suppositions at will. The stories are anonymous. Therefore, they are subject to our jokes/assumptions/etc.

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  2. Just as a tip.. don't let a guy drive you out to an abandoned cornfield on your first date.

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  3. "...some card game that used little action figures as part of whatever it was all about."

    It's called Dungeons and Dragons. Hello? Also known as male birth control.

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    1. It could've been Warhammer 40k.

      Also, I play D&D with my husband every week. It's so fun! :D

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    2. Your husband is a lucky man. My wife indulges me and we play Super Mario together. If only I could slowly transition her to Doom.....

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    3. My wife and I play a game where we smush our nether-regions together a bunch of times. I don't know what the name of it is, though...

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    4. I think they are going to make a game show about that....

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  4. Vickie never did ask Josh who the killer was which means one thing....It was Vickie!A total killjoy....

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