In the search for love, I made a lot of detours. And so far as bad date stories go, this one is a doozie. See – there was this guy that I thought was the absolute coolest of the cool. So when he called and asked me out, I said YES. Never mind the fact that I was definitely not cool. Or that he was a few year older than me, in a band, and he hung out with all the people in the ‘scene’.
He didn’t have a car, so when he came to pick me up in a cab, I thought it was very, very grown up.
We went to dinner at a restaurant instead of a fast food place. Normally our crowd was a 99 cent menu crew. Instead of picking up on any of these RED ALERTS, I ordered dessert, floating on cloud 9.
We made arrangements to meet the next day to go shopping for matching new leather jackets. True studded love, lol.
I was so painfully naïve that I actually had my feelings hurt when he ditched me the next day. This was before the advent of cell phones – and he couldn’t call from where he was--Jail :)
Turns out my Knight In a Shining Checker Cab had been using stolen checks to treat me to a night on the town…It was a painful lesson that still makes me cringe – agh!
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