After attempting to jump back into the dating fishing pond, I do believe I have landed a whopper.
So, I met Mr. #11 for coffee on Saturday and ordered my usual tea while looking at the clock ready to time my retreat. He appears normal - no second head or hump on his back (I can tell because his jacket hangs correctly). He speaks english and appears to comprehend what I am saying. I am enjoying the conversation and thinking I can stop looking at the clock when it happened.
After returning from the mens room, "Tom" sits back down with a grin from ear to ear. I should have been more on the ball when he began sniffing a lot and rubbing his nose. His voice got a little louder and he seemed to be a little antsy. He then started to tell me how much he liked my smile and how I seemed "smart' (oy vey - where's my bus?). He wants to know if he can see me again because he thinks that I am the smartest person he may know (not possible -since I was still sitting there). You ready for the winning line? " Are your parents retarded? Because you sure are special!"
Holy crap! How do you respond to that? All I could come up with was "which hospital do you want me to call for you?" I guess the line of coke he did in the bathroom gave him the courage to be stupid in public.
I feel like I am in the middle of a grand joke. Someone is setting me up and planting these yokels on line for me. I am most certainly a freak magnate. A recap is in order:
1) the hugger
2) the poisoner
3) the alcholic gun collector
4) the "don't feel obligated to put out" guy
5) the paranoid 'spy' guy
6) the good conversationalist (with a wee drinking issue it turns out)
7) the retarded guy
I think I have been a pretty good sport. I will continue only because, like the freeway accident we all have to stop and look at, such is my life. I think I am also a bit of a voyeur - my curiosity is such that I really want to see what will happen next. I can't leave mid-way through the show.
No dates this week as I am planning on Christmas shopping, baking and decorating. This coming weekend I have the grandkids for our annual decoration, wrapping and Santa parade time. I think they are the best dates to have. No judging.
Anyway, will keep you posted.