Who brings their 14 year old daughter on a first date?
He showed up at the arranged meeting place – Starbucks – and said, “Hi, I’m really sorry. This is kind of awkward, my daughter’s plans fell through at the last minute, and I didn’t want to cancel our first meeting, so I brought her with me. Meet Julia.”
I looked at her. She looked at me. I held out my hand. She shook it.
He said, “Julia, would you mind ordering a Unicorn Frap and waiting in that corner while we talk?”
I interrupted, flashed a huge smile, and said, “Julia, why don’t you join us?”
He beamed, “That is so kind of you!”
Like I’d send a 14 year old girl to the corner.
After her father took our order and moved towards the counter, she gave me the rolling-eyes once over and started firing questions:
- “How old are you?”
- “Have you ever been married?
- “Do you have kids?”
- “Do you want kids?”
- “Are you Vegan?”
- “My Mom is prettier than you. Are you the jealous type?”
- “My Dad has me every weekend. Would that be a problem for you?”
- “He dumped his last girlfriend with a text message. She was 25 years old. Do you drink? She sure did.”