Well, no surprise I didn’t receive a call from “Wally of the Six Pack Abs.” This latest example seems to be going with 2007’s trend of unfulfilled promises and poor dating behavior: the friend of another friend’s friend who was “really interested” in meeting me and then never even bothered to send an email. The friend of yet another friend’s husband who said after our lunch date, “this was fun, let’s definitely do it again!” and then never did.
Obviously not the smartest guys out there, huh?
So tonight I fully expected to stay in and enjoy pizza with my kids instead of a date with Wally and I did. Probably the biggest tipoff (well, almost bigger than the “Are your tubes tied?” question) was when he asked me what kind of car I drove. I told him a Prius, which I loved. Being from the Honda camp, he said, “Oh, well, we’ll have to change that.”
I smiled and said, “No we won’t.”
A friend sent the following story to me about 3 months ago. I don’t know who wrote it or what end of the Internet/email world it started from, but it seems particularly appropriate now, seeing the 2007 dating trend continue. What do you think?
Once upon a time
in a land far away,
a beautiful, independent,
happened upon a frog as she sat
contemplating ecological issues
on the shores of an unpolluted pond
in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess’ lap
and said: “Elegant Lady,
I was once a handsome prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
One kiss from you, however,
and I will turn back
into the dapper, young prince that I am
and then, my sweet, we can marry
and set up housekeeping in your castle
with my mother,
where you can prepare my meals,
clean my clothes, bear my children,
and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”
as the princess dined sumptuously
on lightly sautéed frog legs
seasoned in a white wine
and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled and thought to herself:
I don’t freakin’ think so