Here's the thing, his rudeness or lack of manners, could have very well been a result of his having no interest in me, in that way. I realize this, I'm not shallow Hal over here. But even if he wasn't, that does not excuse his thoughtlessness. Does it? I myself, have on several occasions, felt the need to have that phone out on the table, in plain sight, as if I wouldn't be able to hear it or see who's checked in where on Facebook, or read one of the latest random texts I tend to get. I'm just as guilty. I own that. But I've never done that while on a date. Not that that makes it any less inappropriate. Rude is rude. It baffles me to no end, how a simple little gadget as a cell phone, can take over our entire life and/or lifestyle. Think about it, we wake up, we check our phone. We come to a stop light, we check our phone. We're walking the dog outside, we're on the phone. Really? Come on society! What the fuck? (Sorry so crass, I get "potty mouth" when fired up) Where is the human contact? Where is the intimacy of a face to face conversation? Mind boggling isn't it? Well that, and a little sad. A few nights ago, while out having dinner with friends, I started to take out my phone, but caught myself. I would not do it again. I would make a conscience effort to have a conversation, to enjoy my friends' company, the phone could wait. Oh it was a little hard for me to do it at first. Not gonna lie. But I did do it. And I will continue to do so. You can too! Try it.
So the date? Meh, I gave him another chance but it just didn't work out. I won't be seeing him again. He is too self-absorbed. And so, my dating roulette rolls again.
Before I go, I wanted to share this video with all of you. 1970's "Disco Queen", Donna Summers, died today. Yet another iconic figure, gone. I loved her music. I never got to see her perform live, but if I had, I would have wanted her to sing this song:
Be good kids! Happy Weekend!