I don't even like chicken in it's most-processed form (chicken breast chunks in a wrap). So seeing it the way God made it is pretty awful.
Also awful is seafood. And I told this 25 year old woman my opinion which caused her to cancel our date for today.
Me: I'm not working tomorrow so we can do something then. Possibly working Friday and it might be iEdinburgh or something so don't know when I'll finish. Or we do something on the weekend. Just go to a pub.
Her: Tomorrow then? (Borough)
Me: Okay. I'll meet you there today. What time? And I assume you mean the pub called (Borough), no the borough generally
Her: 7.30? I meant the area, but whichever you prefer.
Me: No, that pub didn't look good. 7.30 is fine. Do you know a place? Everything seems to be (street) so it doesn't really matter but just need a place to meet.
Her: What's wrong with (pub named after the borough)?
Me: I don't like the stench of seafood. But okay let's meet outside the (pub named after the borough) at 7.30. I don't have a data plan so won't be able to check Tinder. So if there's any problems please text or call me.
Her: I don't think this is going to worok, I really like seafood. Perhaps we should rain check this.
Me: Over seafood preferences? They very well might stop serving food around 8.00 anyway. And this isn't even where you wanted to go originally. But whatever. We can go today or postpone and give time to find somewhere of mutual culinary interest. Let me know what you want to do.
This is somebody who's sent me one message a day for the past week or so and declined to add me on WhatsApp and she didn't give me her phone number when I gave her mine. Now she's flaking over seafood. She's not interested.
"Oh, he doesn't like seafood. There's the excuse I need to end this."
Naive strawman: What are you talking about Baron? She clearly said that she just wanted a rain check.
Baron: First of all, do you find it at all odd that she said "rain check"? It's an American expression used for when baseball games are rained out so you get like a voucher for another game. It's used more broadly for when you don't want to do something (due to inclement weather or otherwise) an plan on rescheduling to another date.
But does she know this? I think most British people, if they were to use this phrase at all, would say "rain cheque". Since the etymology has nothing to do with notes issued by a bank, she's correct to write "check" but would a British person know this?
Secondly, people who are interested in meeting up, meet up. People who aren't interested in meeting up, don't. They make excuses. "I want to talk more", "I don't think our seafood differences are compatible", et cetera. I've spoken to many internet women who give these excuses. I never met up with a single one of them.
I mean, think about it. Brad Pitt asks you out, are these women going to say, "I'd like to get to know you more" or "Let's find a more suitable pub"? No. They'd go out. Because he might change his mind. He might find somebody else. You're interested and you don't want to risk it. You're busy? You'd reschedule your shit to make the date.
Somebody you're not so interested in? Who cares? Let's talk more. Let's do this another time. You don't like seafood? This won't work.
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