Grey Matter

Story Sent in by Rudy:

I met Samantha on OkCupid and we had some laughs in our intro messages. We were to meet at a restaurant on our first date and meet we did.

About five minutes into it, she gave me a big smile and said, "By the way, I have the perfect friend to set up with you."

I was confused. I asked, "Set me up? Aren't you and I out on a date now?"

She laughed long and hard, then stood up and said, "I'll be back in a second."

About three minutes later, a woman who had to be in her 70s strolled over and sat down across from me. "Hello," she said, "You're Rudy?"


She beamed at me and said, "I'm Brook. Samantha sent me over to keep you company."

I looked around, hoping that Samantha would reappear, tell me it was all a joke, and send Brook on her merry way. But that didn't happen. I was speechless, and Brook looked at me as if she was expecting something.

I said, "Nice to meet you, Brook. Is Samantha coming back?"

She said, "I don't know. I think she left."

I looked around a bit more and Brook asked, "What looks good to you on the menu?"

Well Brook and I had a nice time together. I didn't want to just leave her there. When I asked her how she knew Samantha, she told me that she was a family friend. We chatted, ate, and parted ways. I didn't reach out to Samantha afterward and although Brook was a very nice lady, we only had that one "date" together.


  1. Plot twist: Rudy himself is 73.

  2. Pity, you could have gotten a mean hummer from Brook if she took her teeth out.


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