Below is an email from a friend. We went out for drinks on Friday night. As we got in the cab, I asked "What just happened?" I agreed to pay for our cab ride home in exchange for explanation of our evening. Below is the message I received at 3:00 a.m.
The goal of meeting eligible bachelors was ill-fated from the start....
The outlook was very poor at the Pub, so the ladies moved on to a lounge down the street. There weren't many patrons in the establishment, but three decent-looking men sitting at the bar, so the ladies sat down next to them for a drink.
Some time was spent catching up, discussing failed relationships and life in general. The ladies looked over, hoping for an opportunity to strike up conversation, but nothing came to mind. Awkward.
Lady 1 plucked up the courage, on a dare to imitate the action of a drunk patron who had leaned up against one of the eligible bachelors as the men stood near the door way smoking. She muttered that it was a dare, and after no response from the men, came back inside. Very awkward and reminiscent of junior high school.
The gents came back in to settle their tab, and left shortly after. Also awkward. Saddened by their lack of success the ladies followed suit, and left the bar as well.
On the way out, conversation about the boys' bicycles began between the two groups. This inspired the three ladies and two of the men to return to the bar for a drink. A little awkward, but successful.
In the bar, five people drank. Conversation was good, and enjoyed by all. Lady 2 had her fill (she is training for a triathlon, after all) and left the party for home. Now there were four, and still drinking.
The gents had a penchant for talking about themselves, and this was somewhat overlooked by the two remaining ladies. However, the question remains: Was this because the bachelors liked talking about themselves, or were the two remaining ladies affected by the drink and just a little awkward in conversation?
A final shot ended the night and the four got up to pay the tab.
Lady 3 and Bachelor 1 chatted and entertained the idea of continuing the night together. In response to the prospect of having further relations with an attractive and ambitious [note the sarcasm on "ambitious"] man, Lady 3 got very awkward, made bad jokes and accidentally insulted him.
Barkeep Rene stepped in to dance dip both ladies. Upon request by the ladies he called them a cab. Turns out Bachelor 2 had a girlfriend and Bachelor 1 was turned off by Lady 3's awkwardness and mixed signals.
The cab arrived and the girls jumped in, relieved to be away from the awkward situation.
Lady 1 dropped Lady 3 off at home, and offered to foot the cab fare, in exchange for this story, which would otherwise be forgotten due to a massive hangover.