Best That it Was Never Found

Story Sent in by Margaret:

James and I were out to dinner on our first date. We met online, but were surprised to find out that we shared a few mutual friends.

"I'm surprised that I never met you before," he said, "I would've asked you out earlier."

I smiled at the compliment. "Well, I'm glad it worked out."

"Hopefully," he said with a sigh, "It almost never does."

I wasn't impressed with his lack of confidence, but I reassured him, "We'll see what happens."

"I know what'll happen. It'll go great for a date or two, and then I'll never hear from you again. Always happens. No explanation. Just silence."

I changed the subject, "You work for an Internet startup, right? How's that going?"

He said, "Great. Here, take a look." He pulled out his phone and handed it to me. It played through a photo slideshow of a series of guys in cubicles, making awkward smiles at the camera.

"This is where you work?" I asked him. He nodded, and the slideshow continued to play. It wasn't all that exciting, and it didn't give me a good sense of what went on there. Then, a photo of a penis appeared.

I yelped and handed the phone back to him. "What is it?" he asked, then looked at the picture. "Oh, God!" he said, then hit a few buttons and then handed the phone back to me. "Here you go."

"I'm good," I said.

"You don't want to see what I do?" he asked, then handed the phone to me again. "No more raunchy shots. Promise."

I took the phone from him and flipped through the pictures. I made it through three before another photo of a penis popped up. I handed the phone back to him at once. "Okay, I think I'm done," I said with a forced grin.

He looked at the picture and shoved the phone in his pocket. "See?" he asked, "Everything gets ruined."

I replied, "Don't worry about it. One of your coworkers probably stole your phone and had a bit of fun. I was just surprised, is all."

He shook his head. "No, those were all shots of me. You were supposed to like them and ask me, 'Where can I find this penis?' and then I'd have showed you. But now everything's ruined." He sighed and gave me a sad look.

Suddenly very uncomfortable, I said, "Uh, I think it's a little early to think about that, don't you? We only just met."

He was quiet and despondent for the rest of dinner. When it was almost over, he asked me, "Hey, do you think I could text you a picture?"

"No, thanks," I said, anticipating the worst.

He went on, "It's a picture of me with my friends. One of the best that I think has ever been taken of me. Please?"


After dinner was over, we went our separate ways. I woke up the next morning to a picture text of three penises, taken from the top down, as if three guys were standing in a triangle, comparing… stuff. The words "Thank you!!!" accompanied the image.

Just as James had predicted, I vanished from his life.


  1. No wonder his dates never work out - the anatomy of the people he dates lacks the thing that fascinates him the most. He should try dating a different type of person...

  2. I like this line: "you were supposed to like them and ask me, 'where can I find this penis?'" Because, you know, that's a totally plausible reaction.

  3. Where can I find this circle-jerk?

  4. @theoccasionalfish:

    It is, for somebody who watches too much porn...

  5. ^ Exactly. Men watch porn in which women enjoy being degraded and used as a sex object, then they figure, "Well, the plastic chick in the video liked it, I guess all women are like that!"

  6. ^^ Baku...that's painting all men with the same brush!! Women should not do this...

    As a matter of fact, I just went to a hotel and asked that my porn channel be disabled...and the woman at the counter gave me a disgusted look and said "No, it's regular porn, you sick bastard".

    Men just can't win.

  7. The only guys for whom this may work are those who already have huge schlongs. Otherwise, if your wiener is average, and especially you watch way too much porn, don't expect this to work.

  8. Think the only response to these situations would be "Is that it? Where's the rest of it?" followed by serious demoralizing laughter.

  9. I see what you did there, Howie.

  10. Sawyer, once again, FTW.

    I'm glad that Jared didn't go the cheap-shot (God, that sounds like a sex pun) route and title this something about Anthony Weiner. Classy guy, that Jared.

  11. Also, once again, I humbly ask Jared to PLEASE ADD A "WHIPPING IT OUT" TAG FOR THESE STORIES!

  12. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-7-2011/rash-of-penis-photos

  13. I loved Howie's joke almost as much as I *LOVE* "where can I find this penis?"

  14. Isn't she supposed to lick her lips before asking "where can I find this penis?" and then the plumber walks in and the pizza guy shows up, I think I've seen this one before

  15. "He fixes her cable?"

  16. Don't be fatuous, 9ee.


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