2/28/2017

Alternative History

Story Sent in by John:

Gina and I were both posters on the same Internet message board. It was all about discussing alternative history (like what would happen if the Nazis won WWII or what if Caesar hadn't been assassinated and so on). We began private messaging each other and through that we found out that we lived pretty close by.

We ended up out on a date together and she was pretty quiet and uncommunicative in person. Her messages were always long and exciting but she was the opposite on this day. I had planned to spend a whole afternoon with her but after a long and awkward lunch I decided to wind things down. There just wasn't a point to continuing it, from my view. And what's more, I think I was very respectful and polite about it. She didn't seem disappointed and she thanked me for taking her out.

Less than a few hours later she posted about our date on the message board site. That alone was inappropriate but she actually made up a bunch of events that she claimed happened but didn't (such as claiming that I made fun of her when I found out she didn't know how to play chess - we hadn't even mentioned chess once! And she also claimed that I dragged her into a toy store and stole a deck of playing cards - never happened).

I posted a reply to set the record straight and a site admin took her post down and warned her to not post about irrelevant topics. When I wrote her a private message to ask her why she had made up so much about our mostly uneventful time together she said, "I just wrote what I wished had happened. That's all."

That made no sense to me but instead of querying further, I let it go at that.

9 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the time Mel forced me into a high-end toy store in NYC and made me steal a deck of playing cards detailed with gold leaf. I didn't want to do it. I felt it made me a thief, but she said she wanted the photo of me shoplifting to impress Bananas. Well anyway, I got caught when security noticed gold on my fingers. So I spent the night in Central Booking while Mel went to dinner without me.

    All I could say was "curses foiled again."

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    1. It doesn't take much to impress Bananas. Your criminal record is a good start - she'd totally give you a chance!

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    2. I thought we were in a CVS?And YOU wanted me to take a picture of you to impress Bananas.But that hot dog I purchased on 53rd and 3rd was quite delectable.And you forgot to mention I busted you out of the joint later where we made our escape into central park where I had a chopper waiting.You're welcome...

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    3. I'm making this a movie.

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  2. So basically she wrote an alternative history of your date in the forum, but because it wasn't world history it got rejected... What you need to do is write up a version of your own and tie the story into something like Hiroshima or the rising of Chunky Horse.

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    1. Chunky Horse has existed long before Man, and will exist long after our time is done.

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    2. True. However, Chunky Horse will forever continue rising beyond our limited understanding of true greatness.

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    3. Chunky Horse, the master of blues and robot overlord of our dreams.

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