Fiddler on the Proof

Story Sent in by Sierra:

Cal and I had been on two dates together. At the end of the second date, he had kissed me. He was attractive and a sweet guy, but ultimately too awkward for my tastes. When he asked me out for a third time, I told him that I wanted to stay friends, and he took it seemingly well.

Cal and I moved in some of the same friend circles. It wasn't until a few weeks after that I heard from a friend of a friend that he had been telling people that we had slept together. A lot of people. Apparently, he had been starting conversations with, "Hey, I'm Cal, the guy who slept with Sierra."

After receiving confirmation from enough people (and denying it across the board), I called him and confronted him about it directly. He said, "Well, considering I have proof, I don't think you're in much of a position to deny anything."

"Proof?" I was livid, "What proof?"

He said, "Give me a few minutes, then check your email."

A message arrived from him. He had written, "See for yourself: proof we did it :)" and had attached six sound clips of various people saying, "Yeah, they slept together," or, "I can't believe they slept together," or, "Wow, they so had sex!" None of the clips mentioned him or me by name. I didn't even recognize any of the voices.

I wrote him back to say that clips of random people claiming something doesn't prove a thing. In fact, if that was all the "proof" he had to offer, then I'd say that I ended up vindicated.

He called me shortly after I hit send and said, "They all say that we did it. Why not just grin and bear it, now? Why don't we just do it, now that everyone thinks we have?"

I replied, "No one thinks we have. And if you claim it to one more person, then I'm going to forward this ridiculous email you sent."

He hung up on me. I hoped that my threat had hit home. However, about a month had gone by when another friend asked me if there was any truth to it. I briefed her on the story, forwarded her the email, and she told me, "I don't think that anyone's going to sleep with him, after this."

Indeed, he's been curiously absent from any communal outings, ever since.


  1. Cal and Sierra. You crack me up Jared. :)

  2. At first I was going to rag on Sierra for the "too awkward for my taste" line, high maintenance much? Judge the book by it's cover? But then he turned into a wackjob.

    1. Agreed - I think every guy goes through an awkward phase early in the dating process, and it's silly to reject them based on that. But like you said - he later had the wackjob issue on top of it.

  3. Yuck. I've dated guys like that before. Hard to disprove them sometimes.

  4. Hah hah *fists on hips* I am the suavest man on the planet. Look how deftly I (fake)manoooover this woman who rejected me into bed. The line will be stretching down the block to shag me now! Who's next, ladies?

  5. This just makes me straight up nauseous. How skin-crawlingly-gross. What a creeper.

  6. OP could have had fun with her own 'proof' of various sound clips saying "oh he's gay, definitely gay"


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