But How Will He Make it Home?

Submitted by Sadie:

David called and asked if I wanted to go out.  He said that he was worried that he wouldn't be able to come up with a place to go, so I told him that we could just be spontaneous.

He called me when he was outside, and when I came out, he asked, "Could we just walk to a local restaurant?  I'm not going to be driving anymore tonight."

I told him that there weren't any close-by restaurants, and he suggested that we go sit in his car. He started walking really fast, about seven feet in front of me until we got to his car.

We got in, and he was really angry. I asked if anything was wrong. He looked straight ahead with a scrunched up face and told me, "I don't want to risk bodily harm by driving."

He continued, "We're not communicating because we're not being spontaneous like you said we'd be.  I will not be labeled, here."

About a minute into his continuing diatribe, I said, "This probably isn't going to work," stepped out of the car, and said, "It was a pleasure to have met you."


  1. Yikes.

    Dodged a bullet on that one - if he's that easily angered over nothing on a first date, imagine how he would be after being in a relationship.

  2. that dude was fuhhhhhcked up.

  3. "I don't want to risk bodily harm by driving."
    Says the guy who drove to your place? What?

  4. He sounds like someone who has used therapy as a crutch for way too long and doesn't know how to live anymore. "I will not be labeled"? Wow. I think he is probably more of a pussy than a threat (he is afraid of driving after all! pathetic!) but no woman wants to be with a guy like that.

  5. I didn't get my license until I was 21 because I was TERRIFIED of driving.

    I live in MD. If you've ever driven in MD, you'd understand. (Hint: A friend of mine who lived in FL and grew up in NJ said MD drivers are worse than those from both of those states.)

  6. OMG if you are so afraid of driving then you should get off the road. Driving is terrible everywhere. Deal with it. It's part of being an adult. As for this loser date, he seems unable to deal with anything.

  7. Six years of driving later, I'm obviously over it. Ergo, I "dealt with it" and became an "adult."

  8. there is nothing shameful about being scared of driving, BUT if you are going to be a driver, you must get over it (as nikki said).

    i know i was terrified of driving and got panic attacks while learning, and it has been very difficult to me.

    this guy though, sounds like a psycho, good on you for bailing out asap.

  9. Had he offered you a hit of what he was on, you would have had a better time.

  10. How did he make it home? WIth a black eye had that been me.


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