So a week later I am heading up that way for work and I called her before leaving town and she seemed delighted to hear from me. There had been 2 phone calls prior so really every 3 days I had called and talked. She was from a small town in rural middle America, thought that the Red Sox are a better team than the Yankees, and that orange cream ice cream is the best flavor.
So I set up dinner at a fancy hole in the wall that I know is a great place, total of 5 tables, and the waiter actually remembers me from when I went to college in town. We have dinner and turns out she has never had a guy take her to a nice restaurant. So I am already in the "good guy" category. We do a brief walk around the world ice art carving championships (it is Alaska in winter, so it is COLD) and then head into the local indoor mini-golf place to give things a try.
We have a blast playing, all in all a great date thus far. She is having fun, I am enjoying her company, things couldn't be going much better. Then she asks if we cna go visit the friend who introduced us at her work, the friend is a waitress at a bar in town. So we cruise over the friend's place and I get stuck unexpectedly with the tab for a round of cocktails, not just for my date and I but an additional 4 people. Rant about 9 dollar cocktails withheld for fear of ruining the top row on my keyboard.
I play the good date, put on a brave smile and open a tab. To which I ended up signing away a half a week’s worth of wages by the end of the night, my date is drunk, her friends are there too (or slightly on either side of drunk), and I am cold sober because I have been nominated driver and I am too conscious of being a good guy on a date, so getting drunk is not an option for me. Friends dropped off and we are on the way to her house so I can drop her off and not call(standards, getting drunk on first date falls into the not dateable category) when she says lets go to X's bar.
Now I know X from college and we used to hang out that he bought a bar is a surprise, given that he would more likely be at them but never behind one. So we walk in and he is not working tonight, but my date proceeds to start making out with the bouncer/ID checker. So I leave her in his capable hands and head back to my car. She come sprinting out of the bar and asks where I am going and I inform her I am going back to my hotel to get some sleep; that I thought the date was over. She asks why I thought the date was over. I shot back with "SERIOUSLY!!!!?!?!?! You were just making out with the bouncer on our date, after I shelled out fortune to get you and your friends drunk and haven't even gotten a thank you. You are a lousy date, you are incredibly inconsiderate. I am going back to my hotel to get some sleep so I can drive home tomorrow if you want a ride I can drop you off at your house."
So I dropped her off and went back to my hotel to get some sleep. The next day I check my email before heading out and I have had several Facebook mentions so I click on them. Apparently I have been called a lousy date, greedy, selfish, and several other names. SIGH.
Friend of friend of cousin who introduced us apologized when she heard about the date, and gave the reason she introduced us, “well she was single, I knew that much.” *Sigh* Perchance she was single for a reason…