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Since I started this blog I have all of these friends and acquaintances heck even colleagues who come up to me wanting to tell me their insane dating stories. And let me tell you… these are doozies. Let me start out with one of my most recent favorites.
A middle aged single woman was approached by a friend and colleague about setting her up with someone that worked with her husband. Hilarious guy, real life of the party, fun, engaging, hardworking, someone everyone at the company liked who just couldn’t seem to find the right person. So the woman agrees to it and sets up a date, time, place, to meet the guy for drinks and dinner after work.
She arrives at the restaurant and discovers that he’s been there a few minutes and already had a few drinks waiting. They start talking and getting to know each other. Turns out they’re right, the guy is hilarious, but primarily because he’s a drunk! The dude proceeds to get completely wasted while on the date. The woman is sitting there shaking her head trying to figure out if the whole thing is a practical joke.
Finally, its over and they’re both leaving. She’s parked near the door and goes for the car but the guy says that his car is far out in the parking lot and asks if she would mind driving him over. Reluctantly, she says yes. Takes him over to the car. Before he gets out he turns to her and asks, “So.. can I ask you a favor? Would you mind blowing in my….” and at that point the woman says her mind is racing as to what this guy wants her to blow in. He uses some technical term about an “ignition interrupter.” She says confused, “Excuse me?” He explains that he’s had several DUI’s and has what is basically a breathalyzer on his car that won’t allow it to start if he’s had something to drink. “I mean, I’ve had a lot to drink tonight, so it’s not going to start, but you haven’t so maybe if you blow in it for me….” The woman tells him not in a million years. But offers to call him a cab or take him back over to the restaurant so he could make arrangements for someone to come get him.
She goes to work the next day and calls the friend asking – what on EARTH she was thinking, and it turns out the friend and her husband had NO idea that the guy was a drunk or apparently that he’d had several DUI’s. I guess this is just proof that no matter how well you think you know someone… you may not ever really KNOW them….