- 9 years ago
Wow, reading these makes me feel so much better about my “worst date” experience.
I’m totally dating myself with this, but what the hell… When I was a teenager, I came back from camp to find out that my dad had passed away unexpectedly. It was a huge shock even though he and I weren’t close and had what could generously be described as a turbulent relationship. I spent a large part of the summer with my grandmother trying to clean up his house and go through his personal belongings. I was in a bit of an emotional void trying to avoid overload.
I had met at a guy online before all of this happened, and we kinda hit it off. When I came back home after handling most of the stuff with my grandmother, he had the chance to come to my area. We got along just as well in real life as we did online. I told him on our second night out – our first real date – that I just wanted to do something mindless and normal teenager for the evening. A movie it was. I let him pick since I had no idea what was even out at the time. He suggested one he saw with a buddy of his a couple of weeks prior. Awesome – mindless boy movies, probably lots of explosions and just utterly not going to add to the drama I had been through in the previous month. It turned out to be all of that. Until the end. The movie? Armageddon.
I don’t think I stopped crying until the next day. I had not let it all out before then, and I just lost it.