I really Blew it last night. I finally asked my neighbor, Fatima, out on a date and she Walked out on me in the middle of it.
I didn’t blame her. I wanted To make a good impression on her, but I felt I was Floundering a half an hour into the date. I decided To liven things up a bit with a few drinks. I got Carried away and got stinking drunk. What an idiot! I had to call her to apologize.
Rob: Uh, hi, Fatima. This is Rob calling.
Rob: Please don’t Hang up. I need to apologize for my Atrocious behavior last night. I was a real jerk and I’m really, really sorry.
Fatima: I appreciate the apology. Thanks, but I have to go now.
Rob: Hold on one second, please! I want to explain. I thought I was boring you at the beginning of the date and that’s why I Started in on the drinks. I’m not normally a Lush, really! I was nervous and worried that things weren’t going well, and I thought a couple of drinks would Loosen me up.
Fatima: Okay, I understand that, but that doesn’t excuse the Groping.
Rob: Groping? What groping?
Fatima: You don’t remember? You insisted on a goodnight kiss.
Rob: I did? It’s all a Blur. I don’t remember anything after you called me a creep.
Fatima: You tried to kiss me and I walked out. Can you blame me?
Rob: No, I can’t. I deserved much worse. After that, I can also understand why you’d never want to speak to me again. Is there any way I can Make it up to you?
Fatima: I really don’t know…
Rob: I promise not to have a drop of alcohol.
Fatima: I’ll have to think about it.
Rob: And I’ll have both of my hands tied behind my back the entire time.
Fatima: Maybe. Let me Sleep on it.
At least it wasn’t a “no.” There’s a Glimmer of hope for a second chance!