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29 June 2009

He stood me up.....

anybody who knows me, knows that Dwayne Johnson is my "baby daddy" in another life. he is actually the reason i started watching wrestling again (i watched it with my grandfather as a child). so when the movie "The Scorpion King" was debuting, a young man asked to take me to the see this film. i was elated, because it was a REAL date and i would get to watch 96 minutes of a sweaty half naked Dwayne Johnson.

the young man who asked me out, was someone i had been interacting with for a while. with him working at night and me during the day, scheduling a get together was almost impossible. so when we both were free we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. we decided that Friday evening would be best but the time had yet to be determined. that made me a little nervous , but he called me about the movie times and we were all a go.

we decided on a time early in the evening. i know how it goes down in the A, so i picked an early time just in case he lined about something afterward. i started to get dressed and ready for my rendezvous, but forgot a tidbit of info. standard procedure for me is to drive on the 1st date, either i meet you or pick you up. so if the dude feels like he wants to nut up and act crazy, he will get left or i will leave. this time i forgot to ask my date which he would prefer. i did not want to offend him in his attempt to be gentlemanly, so i decided to call and ask.

when i called my date it went to his voice mail, so i decided to leave a message. he was probably getting dressed, so i started getting dressed and waited for a return phone call. when 30 minutes went by, i called again; voice mail answered again. i wasn't worried, i was going to give him the benefit of the doubt. now when the 2 earliest movies times had passed and i had not heard from him, i was worried. you see something must have happened, a family emergency, an accident or a tornado knocked over his house because there was no way he was standing me up. when he initially asked me out, i told him that this date had to happen and if it didn't that was it. and he gave me his word, so his car must have exploded and his phone burned up inside.

by 10:30 pm, i was pissed. i hoped that there was a pile up on 285 and he was in the midst of it. i don't wish bad things on people, but what happened in a 2 hour span that you couldn't call me? this was the first and last time i had been stood up (the fake NFL player doesn't count) and he didn't even have the decency to call the next day. not only did he not call the next day, it was 2 weeks before i heard from him. and what did he say when he called:
"i was scared."
"you said if i did not show, that was it."
"and i meant that."
"i know and that scared me."
"okay dude, whatever. if you had a better offer, just say so."
"i didn't even leave my house. i was just, ya know, it was just that...."
"forget it man, just forget it."
that was the last convo we had about dating or a date.

i never understood how 'not calling' was supposed to help the situation. maybe if a year had passed, i would have forgotten.....that is a lie; i would have never forgotten. i am not a hard ass (totally), so he and i were able to establish a friendship after he took me and my sister to dinner. hopefully he hasn't stood anybody else up and he has learned from our experience.