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|Tue, 12-18-2012 - 7:18am|
Ladies: Just a quick note to say "Thanks... for nothing" for a lifetime of datelessness. I'm 57 years old, in bad health (with apparently the world's worst case of diabetes) and with a very limited life expectancy. In the life I have led up til now, however, there's been one glaring abscence - girls / women. The first time I asked a girl out I was 14 and she said "Yes." When I went to pick her up, she answered the door and exclaimed "What are you doing here?" So much for that date, and that's as far as I've ever gotten. I never got close to a date in high school or college, and I was one of both schools' better athletes. I figured the law of averages would kick in at some point and I'd run into some girl, somewhere, some time, who could at least tolerate my presence for a few hours. But nope, never happened. In my third year of college, while I was a sprinter on our track team, my roommate was the captain of the basketball team (one of the top in the country at the time). We looked like brothers - same height, same weight, same build, could lift the same weights in the gymn, same coloring... he went through girls at a staggering rate - sometimes 3 in a day. Meanwhile, I got nothing. I barely had a conversation with a girl in 4 years. Then I graduated and, for a while, specifically to TRY to find female companionship, became a bartender. Girls flocking to the bar every night. Did I get any action? Hell no. My fellow bartenders were virtually awash in female companionship, but I never got so much as a phone number. And that's the way it's progressed up to now. The ONLY encouraging thing that ever happened to me was that a few years ago I had a 20 year old Venezuelan intern who was absolutely in love with me. That was truly flattering, but there was a little age difference - like 35 years, so that was pointless. So now I'm pretty much at the end of my run, and I've never so much had lunch or dinner with a girl, gone to a movie, gone for a walk, taken a vacation with, or even watched TV with. Basically, the entire purpose of living from a guy's perspective has been totally missing from my life. So, again, thanks for nothing. It would have been nice if one of you, one time, ever, had said "Yes, I'd LOVE to go to the Stones concert" or something. Just once.