Another Win for Television

Submitted by Gregory:

Angie and I met on an online site. Things went well enough for a month or so for me to ask her out. She seemed really into the idea at the time, which confused me, given how things ended up.

We had agreed to meet at a restaurant and I arrived there early. The time for our meeting came and went, but I gave her an extra ten minutes. Maybe she was caught in traffic.

I called her and she picked up. A TV blasted in the background. She asked who it was. I told her it was me. She gasped and said, "Oh my god... I completely forgot! Give me a half-hour!"

Nevermind that we had made these plans a week ago and that I had called her the prior night to confirm. Still, she sounded really upset, and I had really wanted to meet her. I told her to come as soon as she could. She thanked me a whole bunch, then hung up.

A half-hour later, she hadn't arrived. No phone call or anything. I called her for a status update, expecting her to be in her car, on her way.

The TV was still blasting in the background when she picked up. This time, she sounded more angry than upset. She said, "My show is on, and I never miss it. Can't we just postpone?"

Amazed at her behavior, I asked, "Didn't you realize that we had made plans on the night of your show?"

Someone laughed in the background. It sounded like an older woman.

"Look," she said, "I can't meet up tonight. I'll call you soon? All right," and hung up on me.

She didn't call me, of course, and I didn't call her.


  1. well... good thing you didn't call her.

    worst. story. ever

  2. Yeah, I usually don't comment on the shittiness of the stories on here b/c it doesn't offend me as deeply as it offends some of the other commenters, but man...this is about as anti-climatic as if she had told you she was "washing her hair."

  3. I once had a pet dog.
    It died.

  4. Give me a half hour....I want my friend to see how I can string a guy along before I blow him off.

  5. Ya, not a date. Wow you were stood up by an online date. Get over it. How did this story make it on the site?

  6. The dude showed up and his date didn't because she was watching TV. That's sad and bad. Wouldn't it be funny if she was watching some reality dating crap like the Bachelor or the Love of Ray J?

  7. Gregory, what you've just said... is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent story were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having read to it. I award you no stars, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  8. Anon. 2:54 FTW!!

    She's obviously one of those girls who didn't want to go out with you, just didn't have the balls to say so. Sorry about that man, Its pretty low

  9. I found a penny once.

  10. Seven-thirty5/05/2010 11:58 AM

    Maybe the older woman had a wicked headlock on Angie with both thighs and wouldn't let her blow the evening on a straight date.


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