Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Game Of Love

Anyone who has ever gone on a blind date would agree that it is one nerve wracking experience.

The fear of meeting a total stranger, who might turn out to be a total psycho, is one of the worse feelings in the world.

Being the single guy that I am, my friends would often arrange dates for me. This has gone on for ages. 

My first blind date stands out the most.

It was with a college chick.

My friend said, “Dude, call her. She’s fine.” That’s exactly what I did and ended up setting our first date. I hurriedly told my friend about it.

“Hey, she’s no babe. She’s butt ugly,” my friend finally confessed. 

This was the night before our big date. I wanted to kick my friend in the nuts. 

Apparently, he thought it would be hilarious if he set me up with Frankenstein’s sister. My friend laughed his ass off.

I was punk’d. Big time.

With no valid excuse to back off, I showed up at my date’s school the following afternoon. 

Minutes before we met, I heard girls scream from behind. Then, she appeared. At that time, words failed me.

She took my arm and said, “Hwag kang bibitaw. (You’re not going anywhere.)” I obliged.

Despite her physical misgivings, she was funny and generous. She paid for lunch.

Like with most dates, I called her afterwards and said how much fun I had. We never saw each other again.

Post script: The friend who introduced me to her is now dead. Someone pushed him off the stairs. Urban living is dangerous.


Anonymous said...

Santana ft. Michelle Branch. U should try a blind date over breakfast.

Big Eyed Gal said...

HAHAHA! This entry made me reminisce of this EB that I went to a decade ago. We chatted online and talked on the phone. His voice sounded so nice. EB day came. I was so mortified when I saw him. "Gusto kong magpakain sa lupa." As a member of MG family, we fondly called that guy "King Koopa" (did I spell it right?), the monster in the Mario Bros. videogame. LOL! Moral of the story: "Wag paloloko sa maganda ang boses sa telepono!" HAHA!

Anonymous said...

bestfriend, pakiliitan naman ng pix, hindi ko tuloy ma view yung blog site mo pag office hours, kitang kita ng mga dumadaan na hindi work related itong ginagawa ko. Ikaw pa naman super sikat dito sa former office mo kaya pag may nakakita ng pix mo they can't help but stop and stare.

Raft3r said...

ar-dee-see, You got it right. Too early para sakin ang blind date sa almusal. Baka di ako matunawan. Hehe.

big_eye_gal, Are you who I think you are? Exchange links na tayo!!!

bestfriend, Don't worry. Inaayos na ng adminstrator ko litrato natin. Hehe. Spread the word sa office, may blog na ko! =P

Big Eyed Gal said...

Ola!!! Yup it's moi. Your pare.. LOL! Ayan na, naka broadcast ka na sa blog ko. :-)

Raft3r said...

big_eyed_gal, Wow! Welcome to the club! Linked ka na din sakin! =>

Mishel said...

You're so mean. Sana makarma ka rin.

Kelan ang kape natin? :P

Anonymous said...

The 1st time I went on a blind date was c/o Shim. Cannot remember na his name but he was nice naman. Yun nga lang, di na ako na-entice to go out with him again, hehehe... Go figure why ... (,")

Raft3r said...

mishel anne, Nakarma na ko. Dati pa. A lot of times. Will blog about them soon.

jella, Parang alam ko na kung bakit... Hehe.

Anonymous said...

so funny!!!! natawa naman ako :) wag kang bibitaw. hahaha! i love this post :)
i haven't gone on any blind dates i can't beat that story :D

Anonymous said...

*roll eyes*

Kawawa naman kaming mga panget compared to you.

Raft3r said...

donna, 100% true ang kwentong yan! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks.

ganns, The friend mentioned is one of your buddies, too! You're right. Being good looking is a curse. ;P

Anonymous said...

ahahahaha ayan ang napapala ng mahilig makipag blind'll never know if your friend means well or just playing tricks on you...

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Oo. Sira ulo talaga yan si mokong. Good thing I pushed him off the stairs. Nyahaha

John Ahmer said...

i had innumerable blind dates experience yun lang haha

Raft3r said...

wait, Ikaw na! Hehe. Kaya idol kita, eh.