mental indigestion

H is for How About You? April 9, 2016

Filed under: A-Z Challenge — mel @ 9:00 am
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I like New York in June, how about you?
I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?
I love a fireside when a storm is due
I like potato chips, moonlight, motor trips, how about you?

I’m mad about good books, can’t get my fill
And James Durantes looks give me a thrill
Holding hands in the movie show
When all the lights are low may not be new
But I like it, how about you?

I like New York in June, how about you?
I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?
I love a fireside when a storm is due, how about you?

I’m mad about good books, can’t get my fill
And James Durantes looks they give me a thrill
Holding hands in the movie show
When all the lights are low may not be new
But I like it, and I like it, I like it, how about you?

8.00pm:Β  Date #1
“I really enjoy Indian food, how about you?”
Guy #1: Oh. My tum-tum’s really sensitive so I avoid spicy stuff. Plus I hate the smell.

Evaluation: Which 35-year-old man describes his stomach as ‘tum-tum’?

8.05pm: Date #2
“I love going to musicals, how about you?”
Guy #2: Oh my gawd, so do I! Did you catch Jersey Boys? So AH-MAYYYY-ZING right? Love how they were so synchronised when they dance and sing. (hums) Sherry, sherry babyyyyy…

Evaluation: His natural resting pose is jazz hands – probably not straight.

8.10pm: Date #3
“I don’t usually do these kind of things. This is my first time, how about you?”
Guy #3: This is my 5th time. I find speed-dating a much more efficient way to meet people, you know? Cuts away all the superficial crap and allows me to cut to the chase. So, how many kids are you hoping to have?

Evaluation: No, just no.

8.15pm: Date #4
“I go for holidays at least twice a year, how about you?”
Guy #4: Wow, you’re so high maintenance. Is your next question going to be about what car I drive? Well, guess what? I don’t drive. I don’t take home a five-figure pay every month so you can just write me off. You Singaporean girls are just so superficial.

Evaluation: Why is he even here?

8.20pm: Date #5
“I like to cook at home during the weekends, how about you?”
Guy #5: I go to an old folk’s home near our place to play music. I bring the guitar along with me everywhere because who knows when God asks me to bless others through music. Shall I play you a song?

Evaluation: Too good to be true. Also, can’t sing.

8.25pm: Date #6
“I had two serious boyfriends before, how about you?”
Guy #6: I had three girlfriends. And the last one, she’s a terror. She keeps emoticon-messaging me. Here let me show you – what a psycho bitch, right? If she knew I was here . Wait, is that her? Oh phew, it isn’t. So…where were we? Oh shit, that’s her. (Pause). Sorry, but I think I have to take this call.

Evaluation: What did she do to him?

8.30pm: Date #7
“I don’t really want to do this anymore, how about you?”
Guy #7: Same here. There’s still half an hour more to go and I’m starving. Wanna bail and grab supper at the restaurant across the street? They have awesome chilli crab there.

Evaluation: Too hungry to really care. But he is kind of cute.

 

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19 Responses to “H is for How About You?”

  1. cynthiamvoss Says:

    Gotta love Frank!! P.s. I hope your date night ended well. At least the chili crab was good?

  2. mel Says:

    @cynthia: haha this is fiction (sort of). Speed dating only got trendy after I met my husband

  3. LOL I’ve often wanted to try speed dating just for the heck of it – but I’m afraid I’d meet a stalker or something! I do love a fire on a snowy day, as long as it’s at someone else’s house so I don’t have to deal with cleaning out the ashes and debris. I guess that makes me high maintenance…

  4. mel Says:

    @lisa: hahaha! No just practical πŸ™‚

  5. stephie5741 Says:

    Well, it’s rare that a singer asks the audience’s opinions. Usually their songs are all about themselves!

    Stephanie
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

  6. cynthiamvoss Says:

    Haha, good, because some of those guys sounded awful lol

  7. UpwardSpiral Says:

    Anyone who’s fond of chili crab is worth considering 😍

  8. John Holton Says:

    They sang that at the end of “The Fisher King,” didn’t they?

  9. mel Says:

    @john: yes though I haven’t watched that movie yet! I first heard it sung by Michael Feinstein and got all moony-eyed.

  10. mel Says:

    @upwardspiral: hahaha that makes most singaporeans πŸ˜‰

  11. mel Says:

    @cynthia: well, some were loosely based on some dates I’ve been on… πŸ˜‰

  12. mel Says:

    @stephie: haha true that! but this is an oldie…when people were less self absorbed πŸ˜‰

  13. haha!! Love the kick ass post:)

  14. randommusings29 Says:

    Brilliant post, and perfectly highlights all the reasons I have never tried speed dating!
    Debbie

  15. mel Says:

    @vishal: heh thanks πŸ™‚

  16. mel Says:

    @debbie: it does sound very anthropologically interesting though based on friends’ accounts!

  17. This was too funny and sadly realistic. Great post.

  18. mel Says:

    @random: thanks!

  19. cynthiamvoss Says:

    Yikes, glad you found your husband πŸ™‚


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