Sunday, February 1, 2009

Penance

I said once before, I hate blind dates. Double hate.

And yet on Thursday evening, I found myself preparing for a blind date. And Thursday night/Friday morning I found myself in the midst of food sickness. Serves me right. Clearly I just need to learn to say no. But really. Is there any polite way to tell your co-worker that you don't wanna go out with his best friend? Yeah, I didn't think so.

From now on, I will follow the advice of Nancy Regan and Just Say No!

34 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

Ooh, so sorry about the food poisoning!

Kristina P. said...

So, it went well then?

Carol said...

Nancy will see you right.

Though you may meet Mr Right on one of thse dates. You just never know.

Debbie said...

So sorry about you being sick. But blind dates can lead to great blog posts!

Machen family said...

I don't know what your issue is... think about it.. blind date, love is blind. 'Nuf said. Don't go around town with your "blind"ers on.

Machen family said...

my point is...I have someone in my neighborhood I would like you to meet.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Me and my husband were set up. So, you never know! My brother set us up though, so maybe you need to get a bro involved.

R Max said...

You didn't say how whether the guy liked YOU.

I guess you'll never know for sure. That's what you get when you go out with someone who's blind.

R Max said...

Oops, I need grammar school...

You didn't say "whether" he liked you... etc...

.

T said...

I have a few blind date horror memories... mostly repressed though so don't be looking for them anytime soon!

Sorry about the food poisoning, are we blaming the guy or the restaurant?

Matt said...

Dang, did you eat somewhere? Or was it just the date?

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

UUUGGHH blind dates are the worst...especially since you got food sickness...

So what did the guy look like?

Sue Q said...

I can't remember a single blind date I ever went on. (I've wiped them from my conscious memory, thanks to years of really great therapy.) Unless you count the son of my parents' friends who called me up out of the blue...we actually kind of had fun, but it was still AWKWARD.

Barbaloot said...

Just a clarification for you smart alecks out there: it was the food, not the boy, that poisoned me. But, he picked the restaurant so if we wanna get technical...

CaJoh said...

Never went on a blind date, but have felt pretty bad after eating from a buffet for lunch with my co-workers. Perhaps it wasn't the food after all.

Hoggards said...

There are very few things in this life worse than food poisening! I hope you're over it by now! That totally stinks!

Shelley said...

Sooo sorry about the sick crap. Really. But here is the positive note for blind dates, some of them actually do turn out....sorrrry, just trying to find the bright spot.
(It didn't ever work for me either)

sara said...

At least you didn't have to fake being sick to get out of it. I fake sick all the time and I love it when I'm actually sick and don't have to lie about it.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

It is amazing how you and I see everything from the exact same perspective, Barbaloot. Nancy Regan did teach us everything we need to know in life.

-Francesca

rychelle said...

i always say that blind dates are just proof that your family/friends don't really like you. because if they did, they never would have set you up with THAT guy....

Wendy Christensen {Moments Like This} said...

Feel free to use this one -
"I don't want to waste your time or mine!" - Is that too mean? :) Maybe No is nicer ....

Jen said...

I made this same vow - but then my insatiable curiosity would strike again. I couldn't help thinking "but what if this is THE ONE and I don't go?????"

And then I'd go. And just for the record, I did not meet my hubby on a blind date.

Magoo said...

If you don't want to go on a blind date, just dont answer the question. Instead, you should change the subject to blogging and then share your blog address with that person. Hopefully he/she will read the posts about hating blind dates:) Problem solved with your blog!

Buffy Dayton said...

Dude, why didn't you tell me anything about this? I am hurt!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I just came back to see if I really was the only one. Apparently I am!!

Anyway, when my brother set us up, the guy (i.e., my future husband) did not know. It was all casual and we hung out with my brother. However, we hit it off and soon my brother left us alone. That is the ideal blind date to go on - when the guy doesn't even know. Seriously, do it this way from now on. No worries about how to reject him or how to get out as quick as possible. If you don't like him like that, no one's the wiser.

JD said...

c'mon, Barb. the research backs up the direct correlation between food poisoning and blind-dating! i'll send you the literature

Tiffany said...

That's a total suck that you got sick! But could you provide some details about the dude? Like did he "want your baaaawwwdddyyy??" Haha!!! Please tell me you remember that!

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Lara said...

Blind dates=Major stress.

Whoever invented them should be shot.

I'm sorry about the food poisoning...but you didn't say anything about the guy?

Deb said...

Okay, but other than the gut-wrenching illness, how did it go?

Melissa Bastow said...

Blind dates are bad. They never end well. And if someone ever tells you that they had one end well then you can just make a big "pfffffffft" noise in their face (covering them with spittle, of course.) Because blind dates NEVER end well.

Loralee and the gang... said...

All I hear about are blind-date horror stories. Does anyone have a success story? From a blind date, I mean...
:~D

MEGAN said...

Ugh. Blind dates. Does ANYONE like blind dates? But way to be a good sport. Angels in heaven have jotted this down and I'm sure you can cash it in for something in the afterlife. Eternal salvation would be great, but it's probably more like a t-shirt that says "I survived a blind date and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." Sorry.

On a happier note- I would LOVE to do something with your blog. Not that it isn't fabulous as-is, of course. But email me (flyinryen at gmail dot com) and give me some specifics. I'd love to give you a blog-over. :)

Fragrant Liar said...

Ick, blind dates. Never again! I want all the scoop on a guy right up front, and maybe a f-t-f intro with a friend who can moderate. Dating is just too hard as it is.