5/25/2017

Pop Goes the Date

Story Sent in by Jose:

I had talked to Nicole online and we made plans for a date. We were to meet in a park not far from my apartment. I arrived first and sat on a bench and waited.

I was there for about 15 minutes when all of a sudden there was a huge bang behind me. I shouted, jumped away from the bench, and turned around.

There was Nicole with the remnants of a balloon she had just popped. "Surprise!" she said.

I yelled, "Why the hell did you do that?" I was really upset. Who does that? A little kid?

She cried, "I was just trying to make you laugh!" and then ran away.

I picked up the balloon bits from the ground (I hate litter) and threw them away before heading home. I consider myself lucky, truth be told. What if we lived together? Or we had kids? Is that how she'd wake up her family in the morning?

12 comments:

  1. I think you may have overreacted just a smidgen. Yeah, that was a stupid joke, but screaming at someone just because you got an adrenaline rush is a bit much. I think a bewildered "Why?!?" would have worked, and probably wouldn't have made your date cry. You'll never find your Manic Pixie Dream Girl if you can't put up with a little quirkiness.

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  2. I yelled, "Why the hell did you do that?"

    Unless you have PTSD or something, this is a huge overreaction.

    No, I don't understand why she thought it would make you LAUGH, but she's not the only bad date in the story.

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  3. OP proceeded to get up and go straight to his Chinese restaurant of choice...

    Definitely overreacted. Try not to do so much coke before your next date.

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  4. Hey, maybe OP had a bad experience with a balloon once. Who knows what a balloon did to his friends.

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  5. I would have laughed if someone did that to me, but I get that it is a bit weird for a first meet. OP definitely overreacted on this one

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  6. Yes OP what if she DID wake up you and your kids that way? THE HORROR

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  7. I went on a first date where we threw water balloons at the tenants he rented his house to.

    Would have married that dude.

    Irrelevant, but still. Calm your tits.

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  8. No matter whether OP's overreacted or not, what a fecking idiotic thing to do to someone on a first date!

    So perhaps OP's reaction was not anger at popping a balloon, but at this girl's stupidity?

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  9. Seems like the girl thought this would be a whimsical romantic gesture that you'd share later on. That she'd make an awesome first impression. Maybe her social skills weren't all there... but I'd definitely find OP the bad date.

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  10. I'm on OP's side. I hate loud noises and unexpected loud noises are the worst. I'm thinking OP probably has HSP/SPD issues, so I'm sympathetic. I highly doubt I would stick around for someone whose idea of a greeting is to set off my fight-or-flight response...

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