When a Simple "I'm Not Interested" Won't Do

Story Submitted by Cecil:

Heather and I found each other online, and given that we were meeting for a first time, thought it best to meet somewhere neutral and drive separately. 

We met in a downtown area, we greeted each other, and she said, "I know a great restaurant.  It's a short drive from here.  Want to follow me there?"

We climbed into our cars, and off we went.  I was looking forward to dinner, as we had established a good preliminary relationship, at least online.

Our cars rounded a corner, and a traffic light in front of us turned yellow.  She slowed down, and I slowed down too, expecting her to stop.  Instead, she slammed on the accelerator and flew through the light.  I stopped for it.  I watched as she disappeared ahead, out of sight.

I called her.  She said, "You've got to keep up."

I replied, "It looked like you were going to stop at that light."

"I didn't."

"I'm aware."

"I pulled over.  Flash your brights when you're behind me and I'll pull out in front of you."

I found her about a mile further down the road.  When I flashed my brights, she zoomed ahead, again, too fast for someone who wanted to be followed.  It wasn't long before I lost her again.  I called her once more and asked, "Are you trying to lose me?"

She said, "Are you trying to fall behind?  What's the problem?"

I sighed.  "Can you just give me the name of the place?"

Several moments of silence.  Then: "No."  She hung up.  Such was my date with Heather.


  1. ..this is what happens when guys show up driving a "Smart" car. Dumb.

  2. Sounds like some shit I would pull. Sorry dude, she just wasn't that into you. Next!

  3. Let me add to that statement, shit I would pull when I was 20. Now, if I committed to dinner, I'd do dinner and send a note later saying no chemistry or whatever other bullshit I could come up with, nicely.

  4. ^No more callers...we have a winner!

  5. Maybe she was trying to give OP the thrill of the chase...

  6. I don't know what she was playing at, but her real intention was to lose him, she would have done so after she lost him at the first light.

  7. It was a Japanese restaurant, called Nōh.


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