An Understudy

Story Sent in by Chris:

Elena and I were on our first date and taking a subway from way uptown to 42nd Street in Manhattan. We were talking together and everything was well.

As we rode along, Elena recognized a group of four other young women, riding together. They screamed when they saw her and embraced her. Elena, her back to me, absorbed herself into their group.

One of them said, "We're getting off at 68th Street! Kayla's in a play."

"Really?" Elena asked, "That's so cool!"

I waited a bit longer for Elena to introduce me, but she didn't. I took the initiative and introduced myself. They said, "Oh... hi," and continued with their conversation.

When the subway arrived at 68th Street, I was looking forward to finally having Elena to myself. Instead, when the doors opened, she followed her friends out without a second glance at me!

I pursued and asked her, "Where are you going? This isn't our stop!"

She said, "Yeah, I know. Have a good night!" She sped off with her companions. I found a good soup place nearby, called a local friend to hang out, and had a good night after all.


  1. Rude! Your date, I mean. Wow.

  2. Obviously someone who had made her decision at the first impression, then either surepticiously texted her friends, or it was a coincidence (yeah whatever)... Doesnt change how rude it was, or that she is not a good human being.

  3. Bumping into people you know in New York is a real coincidence!

  4. Dude, you were boring her, she left.

    Shitty thing to do, but it is what it is.

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  6. Don't mean to sound pedestrian, but you got railroaded big time. Her loss. You sound electric and she probably doesn't like to go down anyway.

  7. Yeah, she was rude as hell, but I really doubt she set the encounter up by text or whatever. She'd have to just happen to know four(!) different girls who were all nearby between where the subway ride started and ended and willing to drop what they were doing to gather on the subway and concoct an elaborate scheme to end her date. She may be a bitch but she isn't Machiavelli.

    More likely scenario is she was bored or disappointed in her date, saw people she knew, and ditched him for something more fun.

  8. Howie said: "Don't mean to sound pedestrian, but you got railroaded..."

    And the story involved walking AND the subway. Coincidence? I think not!

  9. Yeah, she probably wasn't interested, but what a bitch. Bad form to ditch someone just like that - especially with a 'sorry, I just don't think we are going to work out'.

  10. The stuff Jared cut for length:

    "Elena and I were on our first date and taking a subway from way uptown to 42nd Street in Manhattan. We were talking together and everything was well. Every time I said something, she rolled her eyes with excitement, and when I told her more about myself she put her fingers on her forehead in the shape of an L to express how much she Loved Listening to me."

  11. ^ "L for Love!"

  12. Wait... you were heading uptown, yet passed 68th before 42nd?

    If this happened, she pulled a pretty bitchy move.

  13. Oh... FROM way uptown. Reading comprehension fail on my part :-)

  14. It seems more plausible to me that her friends were following her date and she "noticed" them as a means of escape. Still psychotic but not genius.

  15. ^This.

    They were her escape route.


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