Saturday, January 28, 2017
First Impression Friday - The One With the LARPer
First Impression Friday is a bi-weekly (or whenever I feel like it) blog series in which I tell comical stories about ridiculous first encounters I've had with members of the opposite sex. This will alternate with Red Flag Friday whenever I see fit.
The story starts like this: A few weeks ago I was enjoying a leisurely drink at a bar with my mother, aunt and cousins. We were heading to a movie and decided to have a cocktail beforehand. We had our giggle juice, left the bar and began walking over to the movie theater. As we were leaving, a girl chased us out of the bar. She came up to me and said something along the lines of "Excuse me, sorry to bother you.." (At this point I was 99% sure I was being hit on my a woman - not that there's anything wrong with that.... but anyway) "My friend in there thinks you're really cute but was too nervous to talk to you. Can I have your name so he can find you on Facebook?" - Yes ladies and gents we now live in a world where instead of asking someone for their number, you ask for their Facebook. At this point, I was a little wary considering I had 0 idea what the guy even looked like. But I decided to play along, I mean what do I have to lose right? RIGHT?! So I wrote down my name and went on my merry way to the movie.
Later that evening, I received a friend request. All I was able to see was a profile picture. He wasn't awful looking, looked a little nerdy but I wasn't ruling it out. So I did what I do best and I began creeping. Upon my investigation I found the Facebook page of his (hopefully ex) wife. I began scrolling through photos and it quickly became clear that my admirer was... indeed... a LARPer. What is LARP you might ask? According to Urban Dictionary (a very credible source) it is -