Story Sent in by Lila:

On my first date with Julius, I noticed him wincing when he walked. I asked him if he was okay and he said his whole body was creaky that day.

As we walked on, he stumbled and then he fell right on his face, scraping it pretty badly. I led him to a convenience store and we grabbed some rubbing alcohol and paper towels so that he could clean himself up. Once he was as patched up as he could be, the date was over and we parted ways.

He wrote me an email afterward to say, "Bet not too many guys bleed for you on a date!" He was right. It would've been humorous, but he wrote on, "I hope you'll give me the chance to bleed for you again. Or to make you bleed. I'm not choosy ;)"

Thankfully, I'm choosy, and I chose not to see him again.


  1. One thing I've learned over the years is that the ability to close your mouth when you're ahead is an important life skill. :-)

  2. ^ Also a very rare life skill.

  3. I have been wondering for a long time why men talk this way to women. Its as if they think it is a turn on or compliment and it's not. It stops me cold and all interest is lost.

  4. C'mon, he was embarrassed and trying to make a joke.
    When my arthritis flares and I'm limping and in pain I say I'm creaking.


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