What is it with most people wanting to fix up their single friends ? Why does everyone at one time or another try to become a yenta? Do they want to be at the wedding and regale the guests with their match-making genius ? Is it hard to believe a single person may actually be enjoying his/her solitude … Why is it a partner in love is such a huge focus on everyone’s minds?
It’s enough to drive some people mad …in fact I think it already has. Here follows an alarming conversation between myself and a well meaning , if slightly off her rocker , friend and her efforts to get me to go on a blind date. Suffice to say she failed dismally but it makes for amusing reading.
C: ok ta
like i’m being serious
i’m setting you up on a blind date
me: noooo with who
C: he’s totally cute
me: who is he tell me
me: who is heeee
C: ok his name is “Bleep”
me: yes ooh irish nice name
C: and like lololololol i was bored one day at the office and picked him up on…. lololol
bad bad bad
me: on gumtree
how did youmanage that
C: okay but wait he’s hahahahaha yes ok let’s move on from the gumtree bit
so he’s like 29
he has irish roots
me: no but like how did you meet him on gumtree
C: in fact he has a british passport
me: tell me….
C: ok like can we just move on from there for like ONE second i’ll give you the details later on
me: yes so irish roots
C: so he’s like in design
me: are his teeth straight
i know those brits have dodgey gnashers
C: well check him out on my facebook profile
“Name hidden for privacy and dignity”
me: hmmm ok
no back to gumtree
C: ur of irish descent aren’t you?
me: yes “yawn”
C: ta he’s got personality
me: gumtreeeee ( me thinking :oh god NOT personality!!we all know what that means)
C: so are you looking?
me: no just gimme a mo
i don’t see him anywhere
C: she repeats “Name hidden for privacy and dignity”
me: I am speechless (after just having found PEE WEE HERMAN”S doppleganger)
C: what are you speechless about?
me: ummmm have you seen this guy in real life
me: OH my god
C: but y’all can chat??
me: how very dare you
C: to start off with
you have nt even seen him in real life good gad woman
who are you bringing to the pot luck thing? Better not be this character….
C: not him don’t worry lolol
me: where did you find this guy ?on gumtree seriously be honest?
C: ok hold on i’m trying to talk to him now
C: ok so don’t judge me
here goes the story
i get bored at work every so often and then one day i thought hey – let’s check out the singles classifieds on gumtree – yes i could’ve chosen a better website but ya
so i browsed through the ads and his ad was there
just totally like – …cool
it was entitled “Serendipitous Serenade”
thought it was an interesting title and replied some smart comment and then we started chatting
first over email and then via google chat and we were supposed to meet but i didn’t want to
not for any other reason other than the fact that he’s a stranger and i just wanted to speak to someone new during the day u know
didnt’ really actually wanna meet
anyhoo – so anyway long story short – he’s funny and cool and irish
he loves animals and he thinks a fringe on a girl is cute
ur the perfect candidate
lol DON’T JUDGE ME
oh gad I LOST A FRIEND COZ OF GUMTREE CLASSIFIEDS HAHAHAHAHAHA
shit ta… i really hope our friendship is based on more than this
you better not have sent my pic
C: (nervous laughter) lol
me: what !
C: ok don’t get angry – he just saw ur facebook profile pic
me: oh my god
C: ur angry
i can tell
me: no man just freaked
like i’m friggin setting u up to go speed dating with me too – like you EVEN have a choice
it’s harmless fun
unless you have a BIG problem with it of course
me: what speed dating
OMG have y signed me up on datng sites
me: C ( me shouting her name)
dont hide from me
C: ur not on dating sites!!!
i’m just getting a group of us to go speed dating
we’re not on a site
so don’t worry
okay i’ll be back in a bit okay
lol don’t be mad at me PLEASE
or hate me
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE MY FRIEND!!:)
C is offline and can’t currently receive messages because this chat is off the record.