Let's Go for a Ride

Story Submitted by Alfred:

Lila and I had been dating for a month and a half when I took her to an amusement park.  She seemed very excited about being there, and I bought us both tickets.

I asked her, "What would you like to go on?"

She said, "Let's walk around the park first and see what they have."

We did a circuit around, and as as we did, I noted at least a dozen rides into which I wanted to strap myself.

Once we made it back to the entrance, I asked her if she was ready to jump into line somewhere.

"Can we do lunch?" she asked.

Being a connoisseur of fine amusement parks, I knew that one of the cardinal rules of amusement park enjoyment was to not eat very much, as nausea was a terrible encounter on any ride, especially after having recently eaten.

I told Lila this, and she was adamant about lunch, and so I was happy to oblige her.  We sat down to some amusement park food.

We had been there for a couple of hours and hadn't even tried to ride anything yet, and so I asked her, after lunch, if she was ready to stand in line somewhere.

She said that she needed time to digest.  I told her that, as some of the lines looked an hour long at least, that she'd have plenty of time to do that if we hopped on line somewhere.

She said, "I digest better when I'm walking."

We walked around again.  After a bit, I asked her what she wanted to go on.

She said, "I'm not done digesting yet."

I asked her if it would be okay with her if I waited on a line, as I wanted to fit at least three or four rides in that day.

She said, "I'd prefer if you didn't leave me alone."

I asked, "Do you not want to go on anything?  Was me bringing you here a bad idea?"

She flipped out.  "Christ, Alfred!  Fine!  Go on whatever the fuck rides you want!  I'll go wait on that bench!"

She walked over to a nearby bench and I said, "But your digestion!  Don't you have to walk for it to work?"

I wasn't going to let her ruin my day.  I went on five rides, unfortunately based more on how short the line was, rather than the ones I really wanted to go on.  I had paid for a ticket, and I wasn't about to waste it walking around and digesting.

She wasn't at the bench when I finally returned to her, and I called her phone.  She picked up.  I asked her where she was.  She said that she was at home, that she was able to get a ride from a friend.

I said, "I'm glad you at least got one ride in, today."

She hung up.


  1. I think it's pretty clear that she didn't want to go for a ride at all and you still insisted, insisted, insisted again...

    That being said, it's pretty rude to accept someone's invitation to go out (knowing what's waiting for you at the destination) and then get there and not want to do anything. She should know you'd want to go for at least a few rides, if she didn't want to go on one why didn't she just tell you she didn't want to go to the amusement park at all? If you accept the invitation, cooperate! (within reason, of course)

  2. ^ Why shouldn't he have insisted? What else is there to do at an amusement park besides rides? I suppose there might have been an arcade or carnival games, but those would cost more money. I don't think he was obnoxious about it.

  3. I don't mean that he was obnoxious, just that he could probably see it coming after a few rounds of "no". But she definitely shouldn't have acted like that, that was plain rude of her to accept the invitation and then act out when they got there.

  4. He probably did see it coming but when you're at an amusement park who wants to just watch the rides!
    He probably doesn't get much time for that kind of fun cleaning the Bat cave.

  5. You are all far to serious, except for the Alfred joke. Good one.

    Date sucked, why the hell would she agree to go there if she didn't want to go on rides. And she sucked even more for not wanting him to go. So dumb.

    If he really said that to her at the end of this date, he wins the big prize.

  6. Let's not forget that a decent amusement park costs north of $30-$40 for a ticket. If you don't want to go to an amusement park, don't let someone waste their money - say so.


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