Red Robin, Fly Away

Story Sent in by Billy:

Maryann and I were at a movie together when she stood up, whispered, "I'll be back," and left. I figured that she had to use the bathroom.

When she didn't come back after a while, I texted her to see if everything was okay. I didn't hear back, and my next thought was to go out and look for her. I did. I looked up and down the lobby, and even asked a female attendant to check the bathrooms. No sign of her.

I then called her. She picked up. I asked, "Where are you? Are you okay?"

She said, "Yeah, I'm fine. I'm at Red Robin. Come join us."

There was a Red Robin in the shopping center where the theater was, so that explained her location. However, it didn't explain her disappearance. I asked her, "Who's us? And why didn't you tell me where you were going?"

She replied, "I bumped into some of my friends in the lobby, and I didn't want to interrupt you, since you were still watching the movie."

I tried to work through her logic, but I just wasn't understanding. "So you left me here to worry, instead?"

"What's there to worry about? I'm at Red Robin with my friends. Come on over."

"You left about 40 minutes ago! Without a word to say that you weren't coming back!"

"I didn't want to interrupt you!"

"But you didn't think I'd worry?"

She took a moment, then said, "You're coming across as really obsessed. You need to drop it. Come meet us at Red Robin."

"You don't see why I'd be worried if you said, 'I'll be back' and then you don't come back?"

She groaned, "Because I'm at Red Robin! Why can't you understand that? Are you really this stupid? Come to Red Robin or don't. I don't care."

"I'll be right there," I said.

I didn't go.


  1. Cunt move on her part for sure.
    Side note to the OP "Billy"...i'm guessing you are older than 16...time to lose the "LY", be a man and go by Bill...or William. Just a thought

  2. You know, there's this test small children can take to show whether they're capable of understanding different points of view or not. Basically, the testers hide a toy or a piece of candy in a box and then ask the child if somebody coming into the room, who didn't see this happen, if they know that there's something hidden. Because these small children aren't capable of understanding points of view other than their own, they're going to assume everybody knows where the hidden object is, just because they know where it is.

    I get the feeling that Maryann would fail the hell out of that test. Which sucks for her, since you're supposed to be able to pass it once you're about 7 or so.

  3. Either that or Billy's going after the under-7 crowd. Is there something you're not telling us, Billy?

  4. OP, the time to tell her "I'll be right there" and not show up would have been after she said "Yeah, I'm fine. I'm at Red Robin. Come join us.". Why waste time arguing with such a selfish, inconsiderate bitch?

  5. Billy Joel. Billy the Kid. Billy Bones. Billy Bob Thornton. Billy Mays. Billy Graham. Billy Idol. Billy Ray Cyrus.

    All go for the under-7 crowd.

  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

  7. Billy Shakespeare, Billy Gates, Prince Billy,
    Billy Shatner, Billy Murray, Billy Clinton, Billy of Rights, Electric Billy, Gas Billy etc.

    The above "A-Listers" knew better than to use "Billy", IF they wanted to be taken seriously.

  8. Girl was crazy, but really, OP. You didn't need to try to make her see your point. Those are her issues, not yours.

  9. I called my mom's brother my "Uncle Billy" for years (and still whenever I have to speak to/about him). He never went by "Bill" because that was his dad's name, and I guess he wanted to make a name for himself.

    Now he goes by "Willie."

    He's incredibly rich.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Content Policy

A Bad Case of the Dates reserves the right to publish or not publish any submitted content at any time, and by submitting content to A Bad Case of the Dates, you retain original copyright, but are granting us the right to post, edit, and/or republish your content forever and in any media throughout the universe. If Zeta Reticulans come down from their home planet to harvest bad dating stories, you could become an intergalactic megastar. Go you!

A Bad Case of the Dates is not responsible for user comments. We also reserve the right to delete any comments at any time and for any reason. We're hoping to not have to, though.

Aching to reach us? abadcaseofthedates at gmail dot com.