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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sucking Deal Breakers

Deal Breakers…

Most people have them as they apply to different areas of their lives.  I was recounting some of my deal breakers, for dating, to J last evening. Over yummy sushi, pad thai and a thai basil martini.

You don’t read? Deal breaker..
You watch MMA?  Deal breaker..
You tongue rape my mouth when you kiss me? Deal breaker..
You bring your 3 children on our first date?  Deal breaker..
You’ve regrown your foreskin? Deal breaker..

Now, you might say that I am not giving these gentleman a fair chance, that I’m being petty…… but you have to look at it from my perspective…… my good years are rapidly slipping away from me, I just had another birthday as you recall.  I don’t have a lot of time to waste.

But I guess that all of my ghastly dates weren't a total loss, I am left with a few pretty spectacular stories.

TrippyBeth loves some stories.  I am still contemplating writing a book of dating horror stories, people love to hear them.  My dermatologist was so enthralled with the stories that he wanted me to promise him that I would call him after my next bad date.  At the time I had started seeing someone and told him that I hoped I wouldn’t have another one.

It turned out that the guy that I had started see, was married.  Fucking bastard.

So there were more bad dates to follow, however, I did not call my dermatologist.  That just seemed weird.

There was only one date (so far) where I got totally scheezed out……

It was a last minute thing, I had comedy club tickets that I had purchased months earlier from Groupon, then forgot about them (Groupon really should remind you when the things you’ve purchased are about to expire).  I remembered them about 2 days before they were due to expire.
I had been chatting with this fellow from the dating site.  So I thought “What the hell” and asked him if he wanted to go.
He said yes and that he had never been to a comedy club before.

We arranged to meet there, I don’t have anyone pick me up at my place for a first date.  And after meeting this guy, I really patted myself on the back for having this rule.

I walked across the spans between the steps from the parking garage to the area we had arranged to meet.  As soon as I got within about 10 feet of him, I got the heebie jeebies.  I had to suppress my instinct to bolt and go drown myself in the river.  But, alas, I had been spotted.
He walked up to me, his body language said that he was going to hug me… I stepped back and offered up my hand for a shake.

My brain kept yelling “GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!”

But, I had bought those tickets and goddammit, I was going to see that show!

I had him follow me and when we get into the club, they sit us at a table nearly in the front, warning us that someone else will sit at the table with us, as it was a sold out show.  He is seated across the table from me, not at what I’d call a comfortable distance, but a semi-safe one.

We order a bucket of beer (he had terrible taste in beer too), appetizers and sat there in awkward silence.  As we sat there he placed his elbows on the table, cocked his head to the side and stared at me.  I can’t even explain how uncomfortable that was.  In retrospect, I am not sure if he had torticollis or was truly that peculiar.

I am usually pretty good at making small talk, but my brain was in some bizarre survival mode, so no clever conversation was spewing from my mouth.  I just sat there drinking my Killian’s, eating potato skins and silently wishing either the show would start or a fire would break out.

Mercifully, the first comedian came out.  John Wayne Gacy’s chair was positioned so that his back was toward the stage, so he awkwardly turns his head, and his head only, to face the stage.  “I can’t sit like this” he says “it hurts my neck”.
I replied “You can turn your chair around, it’s fine.”

Unfortunately, no one had been seated at our table yet, and there was an empty chair RIGHT NEXT TO ME.  Guess what Ed Gein did?

You got it, got out of his perfectly fine seat and sat next to me.  A cold chill ran up my spine.

Within less than 5 minutes, another couple was seated at my table….. If only they had been 6 minutes earlier……story of my life.

As the comedians did their thing, I focused all of my attention on them, and my beer.

I texted my friend KR “I think he wants to wear my boobs for a hat.”

When the show ended, I was the first person out of my seat, throwing my coat on and grabbing my purse.  When I looked around, he was gone. WOOHOO, relief!
I start filing out of the club with the rest of the crowd.  When I near the door, who do I spot? That’s right, Hannibal Lecter. 
He quickly falls into step beside me.

The headliner for this show was Christian Finnigan.  He had been on a local radio station that very morning, promising to give away free awkward hugs.  A TrippyBeth motto is “if it’s free, it’s for me” (actually stolen from my father).

Rounding a corner, we come up on his table, set up to sell t-shirts and cds.  I see that no one is being hugged.  I am undeterred.  I walk right up to his table and say “I am here to receive my FREE awkward hug.”
Mr.Finnigan laughed and said “Come on back here.” I handed my camera phone to Ted Bundy, instructing him to take a photo and proceeded to step behind the table.

I got the free awkward hug from Mr.Finnigan with a bonus side of dry humping. 

Then I retrieved my phone and began to briskly walk away, turning to thank Jeffrey Dahmer for joining me and lost myself in the crowd.

I don’t think I’ve said this yet, but DATING SUCKS!!

(I used the serial killer names, because for the life of me, I can’t remember that dude’s name)


Anonymous said...


TrippyBeth said...

Thanks :)

J said...

I would like to clarify that I manifested none of the aforementioned deal breakers.

Vigilarius said...

I'm sorry to hear about your bad experiences with the opposite sex, TB. Unfortunately, I can relate; due to some rather appalling dates with a number of troubled young ladies over the years, I've avoided dating for a very long time. :(

TrippyBeth said...

I have taken several hiatus' from dating, have been on the verge over the last month or so...... but I am so tired of being alone!

Vigilarius said...

Don't feel bad, TB. You seem to be a nice young lady; I'm sure you'll find someone eventually! :)

TrippyBeth said...

we shall see Vigilarius, we shall see.... I am a bit of an aquired taste...

Vigilarius said...
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Vigilarius said...

Give yourself some credit; I'm sure you're not THAT bad! :)