Only Children Are Freaks

Story Sent in by Samuel:

Heidi and I were out on our first date.  We had met online and things had moved very quickly to an in-person meet-up.

We were walking through a park on a Saturday afternoon when I realized that I hadn't asked her if she had any brothers or sisters, so I thought that an innocuous, simple, getting-to-know-you-type question was, "Do you have any siblings?"

She stopped walking an said, "Okay, you know that already."

I didn't.  "I don't," I told her, "We only just started talking less than a week ago.  It never came up."

"It did.  I told you the answer already."

"Refresh my memory?"


"Okay, so don't."

I kept walking, but she remained rooted to the spot.  I stopped and turned to her.  "What is it?"

She said, "Answer the question."

"What question?"

"Of how many brothers and sisters I have.  I know you know."

It struck me as a stupid thing on which to be hung up, but I guessed, "Two."

"Two what?  Brothers?  Or sisters?"

"A sister and a brother, I guess."

"No!  You weren't listening to me!  Did you listen to anything I said?"

I replied, "I listened to everything you said, but I can't really guess at something that I know for a fact that I never asked you."

"You are so full of it.  One more guess, and then that's it.  Date's over."

I said, "You're being ridiculous."

She shrugged and said, "And you don't listen to me.  Date's over now, then.  Oh, and I'm an only child."

She walked away, and that was the end of the date.

A month and a half later, I received an email from her that said, "I was thinking about our conversation and realized that we may not have discussed my sibling situation.  That would make the fault mine, and I apologize.  Let's meet up again soon, okay?"



  1. I'm quite surprised that she would have confessed guilt that far down the road, but good call on not falling for that trap.

  2. ...At least she apologized?

  3. Yeah, at least she realised she'd been a bitch and apologised, she needed to check her exchanges with him before the date.

    The amount of A$$h@ts (I think I did it wrong) I've been on dates with who didn't remember ANYTHING about me from online talks, and even on the third freakin' date, they were still asking me the same questions over and over again. I've nearly done the same thing as Heidi :( I feel really sorry for her, because it's so easy to become jaded by this after a few of them and ruin something that could be good...

  4. I personally don't find Heidi's behavior excusable. She sounds exceptionally inadequate in the social tact department. I don't remember a lot of what I read - but I don't forget things brought up in conversation often. Why the hell should the OP memorize the internet conversation? And even if he forgot, it's quite forgivable - it's not like he forgot a birthday or an anniversary of someone/thing important. It's some random lady he's meeting for the first time. Courtesy, peeps.

    Also, Mrs. Pickles, there are a lot of things I could suggest that hurt more than pickles. Stop pimping your blog.

  5. Wow, that's some crazy ho!

    Please visit my blog, please please PLEASE!!!

  6. Jonaldson, now that you've said that, I MUST VISIT YOUR BLOG.But you must say it everyday so I remember how awesome it is.

  7. Jonaldson, you beat me to it :D

  8. 4, I just meant that she was probably over people who don't remember, and probably had her guys mixed up... Yeah, it was rude and I think she was a bitch, and I'm sure she's kicking herself. I'm certainly not defending her, but I can see how it happened.

    Jonaldson, it's brilliant. Have you thought of a book deal?

  9. I'm considering a book deal. Have you visited my blog?


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