eavesdropping on first dates

Part I. Where are you from?

“Oh you’re from Ohio? I’m so bad at geography; sorry, I couldn’t tell you where Ohio is.”

nervous laughter, with a dash of coy

“What’s it like there?”

Part II. What do you do?

“So what do you do?”
“I teach English writing!”

pause

“Oh…wow! I haven’t done that since high school”

Part III. Hobbies?

“What kind of music do you like?”
“Well, I’m pretty into classical music.”

genuine surprise

“Oh thats interesting, I feel like that’s not so common nowadays.”

Part IV. Happy Endings?

“Oh look I have a dental appointment, perfect time to leave!…It was nice talking to you, outside of texting…you know.”

or

“Have you eaten yet…?”
“….No…but I actually have a lot of work to do”
“Oh! Okay. Well, good luck with that!”

or

“Well, this was fun! Let me know if you ever want to hang out again”

Fin.

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