Overheard in Austin — Worst. Date. Ever.

13 Aug

A boy’s best friend is his mother.

As I was wandering through Uncommon Goods this weekend, I started listening in on a couple who were obviously on an early date. Oh. It was bad. So awkward. How is it possible to be this awkward??? HOW???


Super Happy, Early 20’s Dude: So, I just think it’s crazy that you have so many of the same qualities as my mom. You are so alike!

Weirded Out, Early 20’s Girl: Um, what do you mean?

Super Happy, Early 20’s Dude: You guys are just really similar. It’s not like I was looking for a girl who is that like my mom. It just happened! (The last sentence said wayyyy too gleefully).

Weirded Out, Early 20’s Girl: Oh. Yeah.


I give the relationship twenty more minutes. Tops.


3 Responses to “Overheard in Austin — Worst. Date. Ever.”

  1. Shenee Howard (@heyshenee) August 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    OH GOOD LORD. That is terrible. That could be it’s own blog, right? Horrible blogs. Uncommon Goods is on my street and I haven’t been there yet. The puppy and I go by there everyday. I’ll stop by next time. Maybe there will be another crappy date! Huzahh!

  2. The Bookworm Belle August 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    I actually feel worse for the guy than for the girl. Sounds like he was trying to compliment the girl, and well….that didn’t pan out. I’ve had my share of awkward dates, so I feel for him!

  3. C. A. Husted August 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    More often is it the case of compliment gone wrong when a mother is brought into conversation. Since he was cheerful when he said such things, it could be that he has great respect for his mother, which silently tells of her character. Of course, the chosen words could have been better, especially when it should show that he will have future respect for her, should she choose to ignore his comments and remain with him. — Perfect example of the wrong words chosen.

    I do want to point out, though, that many people still consider it true that most women find a man who is much like their father, and men a woman who is much like their mother.

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