When a blind date stands you up, it’s time to quit

Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.







“So… why are you here then?”

“You’re killing me.” Adam had his head in his hands and Lilly had returned, but was pretending to be engrossed in a conversation on her mobile.

“Partly because Adam told me to and partly because he was right when he said I needed to spend time becoming reacquainted with the human race.”

She smiled. Her eyes sparkled.

“Good answer.”

Adam drained his glass and stood up. “Shall we go?”

“Where are we going?”


Polar was the new bar in town. Great music and looked beautiful. MariCarmen jumped up and took my hand.

“It’ll be great. We can dance. I love to dance.”

“I don’t dance.”

“Why not?”

Adam was well rehearsed with the reply.

“He says he is too cool to dance.”

Adam laughed as he walked away.

MariCarmen was unmoved.

“We’ll soon change that. There are two things you need to understand. One is that if something is funny once, it is funny every time. The other is everyone should dance. I could teach you.”

“Thanks. It is tempting…..but no.”

However, I couldn’t help but smile. She was so enthusiastic. She held my hand as we walked across town. “Does this make you uncomfortable?”

“Uh, no.”


I could feel myself blushing.

“So where do you live?”

“Back with my parents at the moment. Though I have been asked to spend a couple of nights at a friends place.”

“I thought I was your only friend.” Adam looked indignant. I ignored him.

“They have a house they want me to look after for the weekend. They have two cats. One is lovely, but one is crazy. He’s half Siamese and half feral and he loves to bring in live rodents in his mouth and then admire his handiwork when he drops them on the floor and the poor things run round in circles.”

“My old flat mate was half Siamese and half feral and he did the same. Hence me moving out.”

I laughed. Adam had done a good job arranging this night out.

“Let’s go get a drink somewhere quieter. They won’t mind. In fact, I think Adam might be grateful.”

“What about in here?” It was a small bar with latticed windows on the front.

“Perfect. We’re going in here.” She shouted to the two of them as they were walking on.

“We’ll catch up with you.”

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