May 4th, 2007 | Horror Stories
Have you ever met someone who turned out to be completely different…almost psychotic? In the beginning you think their little antics are cute, but as times goes on, it becomes unbearable.
It was a sunny afternoon in July when I received an email from British Airways with an amazing deal on airfare. It was a roundtrip ticket to Paris for only $239 (came out to about $400 with taxes). That day I was having lunch with my girlfriend (whom I had been dating for about 2 months now) at PF Changs and I told her about the email I received. She was ecstatic about the news and begged me to take her to Paris for New Years. I obliged and went home to purchase the tickets. At the time we were both still in College so we agreed to split the cost of the trip…which is perfectly normal. I came home and booked the entire trip on my credit card and explained to her that American Express requires payment in full and that she had about a month to pay me back. She agreed.
Apr 29th, 2007 | Horror Stories
So I meet this girl in my Calculus class during my sophomore year in college. You see, I was really good at Math (with numbers in General)…it was a little scary actually. In fact, I don’t think there was a single person in the entire class who liked me since I would always annihilate the grading curve. I would even catch the Asian girls giving me dirty looks when the professor announced that I received the highest grade. But that’s a whole different story. Around finals week, this girl from class approaches me and asks me for help on the final exam. I’m a nice guy so I give her my phone number and tell her to call me later on in the evening after I finished with work at 8pm.
The Phone Call
I get a call from her at around 11pm (even though I told her 8pm) and she began talking. She talked, and she talked, and when she was done talking…she started over again. It was about half past midnight and she had yet to ask me a single question about myself. At the same time, I already knew her favorite food, her Father’s occupation, her dog’s nickname, and what color Burberry belt she was going to buy on the weekend. We spoke for about 5 hours (mainly she spoke) and we only discussed Math for about 30 minutes. We hung up the phone at around 4am that evening and went to sleep.
Asking Her Out
I told my friend Mike that I spoke to this girl over the phone for 5 hours and he convinced me that there was something more to her. I found out later on that he only wanted me to call her so that we could all go out as a group (she would bring along a girlfriend). After the final exam, I waked her over to her car and ended up asking her out on a date for the upcoming weekend. Fortunately for Mike, he would not be a part of this date.
Apr 23rd, 2007 | Horror Stories
I have always been one of those guys who pays for everything…it makes me happy when I can take a girl out and show her a good time. Over the years, the majority of girls that I have dated appreciated everything I did, while a few couldn’t care less. It has never really been about the money though, I really do have a lot to offer in a relationship and I never wanted to be remembered for only taking a girl out and spending money on her. Nevertheless, it’s still nice when someone appreciates the things you do and shows it once in a while.
For instance, I never let my girlfriend pay unless she really insists on it. And when I say insist, I mean she literally jumps in front of me at the register and shoves her credit card at the cashier. You know, I really admire her for doing that. She knows that money is a little tight these days and she genuinely wants to help out. At the same time, I can’t help but remember another girl that I dated while I was in College.