The Big Nauseous Flu-y Excuse

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Registered: 06-01-2009
The Big Nauseous Flu-y Excuse
Sun, 11-22-2009 - 4:00pm

OK, so I posted at the end of the Birthday thread that I had a First Meet tonight. Get this! He just called to cancel 'cause he's got those evil flu symptoms.

I'm laughing because several posters on the former thread told of guys invoking the dreaded bug. It may very well be true.

Just thought I'd mention it. We shall see.

I'm gonna make popcorn and chill.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 11-22-2009 - 4:22pm
What w/ regular flu & swine flu, you can't be too careful. Plus it's not something you can exactly check on.
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Registered: 05-06-2008
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 6:40pm

I teach in an elementary school (you do, too, don't you?). I haven't had any students have stomach flu so far this season. Actually, very few have had the flu at all, and very few have had a flu shot.

So what is with all these adult men getting stomach flu?

H1N1 has come at a very opportune time for cads.

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Registered: 12-27-2001
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 7:24pm

Yes, it has, I am laughing as I type.

He's just sent me an email. Haven't looked at it yet.

Am also busy cackling over the Chemistry guy who sneaked his real email address into the questions, and when I responded, here's what he said.

"Your town is a hike. Do you have a guest room?"

Now, how's that for a fast moving First Meet?

As for Mr. Nauseated, we shall see.

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Registered: 06-18-2007
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:17pm

I had a guy cancel three different times, after we'd gone out about 3 times: #1 he was crazy busy at work, #2 because he said he had a cold sore and #3 - the kicker - he had a patient that he was doing palitive care for (he was a volunteer) die. After that one, I emailed him to say I was so sorry but then I never followed up. He didn't contact me for about a month, and the very day he contacted me by email to say he was neglecting me, I'd accepted a date from another guy. That was about 5 months ago.

I still bump into him from time to time - we live in the same neighbourhood - and he always emails after to tell me how lovely it was to see me again. I haven't been dating for a few months now, and he knows I'm not seeing anyone, but he never gets beyond the midnight email to invite me to his place cause he's in the mood. I respond by saying I'm in my pajamas and have a face mask on and wish him sweet dreams. It's weird, we're still both attracted to each other, but like Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman', I want the fairy tale.

Never give all the heart, for love...
If someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
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Registered: 04-07-2009
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:27pm
He actually admitted to having a COLD SORE?
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 10:08am
"Your town is a hike. Do you have a guest room?" I just can't believe anyone would have the nerve to ask this. Yeah, I'll just let a stranger that I have never met before stay overnight in my house!
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Registered: 12-27-2001
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 8:18pm

Wow, you're a terrific writer. It's all about the details.

I agree that if a guy can't get off his duffer and do a little pursuing, it's not going to happen. So he midnight-mails you? How does he *know* you're a late checker? Of your email, I mean. Fascinating.

I had a guy who was on the cusp of meeting me but instead of giving me a time, tooled off to his office. Then he was sent on business and didn't get back to town till around 10:30 pm at which point, he called me. I couldn't believe it.

Three months later, under a new name, no photo, he tried again. Persisted. We were to meet and he never called. I didn't get angry over it, maybe I almost expected that bad behavior. Some guys don't deserve more than one, yes, one chance.

The guy who's a pain in the a** right from the start doesn't pan out, does he?

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Registered: 04-12-2004
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 9:28pm

After reading all this I am amazed the human race didn't die out ages ago.

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Registered: 05-06-2008
Wed, 11-25-2009 - 10:30pm

It's so true!

I have jumped back into the pool after Mike Brady fell off the edge of the earth.

So far I have encountered:
A guy who told me he loved me in Spanish on the second date and I never heard from him again (that's OK!)
A guy who emailed me four times, always telling me how dumb his kids are and never once asking ANYTHING about me (oh,yeah!)
Another who lied about where he lived, but wouldn't tell me where he lived (sure, no problem)
One who has a social anxiety disorder and has never dated before at age 49 (he's actually quite sweet, so I don't want to be mean)

Again, you are has the species gone on?