Shit Your Mother Should Have Taught You #2

It is so funny that just the other day I was reading http://gettingmyselftogether.blogspot.com/ and commented on him being on a date and the person having three conversations on the phone during that date.

Well I was recently asked out for a long lunch by this guy I met at Halo. Me never turning down a free meal, especially with an attractive man with a personality and a career. He asked me to meet him at Acadiana, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots in DC. As soon as I ordered the smoked chicken and andouille sausage gumbo and he ordered his apetizer, his cell went off. He didn't end the purely casual conversation call until the server was removing my bowl.

We had a boring conversation while I waited for my blackened talapia to arrive mostly about his job, his BMW and his condo in the city (yawn). During the moment of silence which was me enjoying my talapia (lord knows they can blacken' one ole piece of fish).. his cell went off again, he apologized and said this is the only time of day he can talk to his friends since he is busy at work and said he wouldn't be long. Five minutes later as he continued to talk and I continued to be more annoyed. So usually I wouldn't order dessert at lunch ( you know trying to watch the waistline) but I quickly ordered the brown sugar rum creme brulee (thank you lord!!) and whispered to the waiter to make it quick I needed to make an exit. He hung up the phone to finally ask me something about myself... to think it only took till dessert. And in the midst of me talking about growing up in Houston he began texting. As he texted I stopped talking and luckily my creme brulee was delivered for me to enjoy. While I was planning to just quietly leave after the dessert, he proceeded to ask me was I enjoying myself.

I told him with roots from New Orleans and the Caribbean I love the food at Acadiana but the conversation was one sided and rather dull. I told him it is one thing to mention your accomplishments but to brag about them makes him very common. I told him the continuous phone calls and texts were quite rude but thanked him for lunch and told him to enjoy the rest of his work day.

So in case your mother never told you before, when you are out with a friend, a family member, or a date, put the phone on vibrate. I mean the meal is only an hour and half maybe two... you aren't the Secretary of Defense, so whatever it is can wait and if it can't maybe it isn't a good day for you to be out to lunch.

12 comments:

colinnyc said...

lol u are so funny. i would have left after the second call

Bernie said...

Why did he even bother to ask you to lunch if he didn't want to talk to you?

LOSER!

Chet said...

Hell No! There is no way i would have been able to sit at that table and be subjected to his rudeness!

First and foremost the brotha should have turned the damn phone off, or at the very least place the phone on silence. He could have then glanced at the face plate on the phone to identify the caller and if he thought the call was considered a business or important call just excuse himself briefly and then resume having lunch with you, but no the brotha was just rude! Good thing you enjoyed the food.

Kensilo said...

Nice that u enjoyed the lunch.. but your date was much to be desired. When will people learn that good looks and accomplishments only get you to the door, not in it.

Andre J. Allen II said...

yea i would have been left but hey why not enjoy a good FREE meal

toodamnlogical said...

sounds like perhaps the calls were more interesting than the company

That Dude Right There said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed your MEAL at least. As for my date, he did it again on the second time out, so I made that the last date.

C. Baptiste-Williams said...

im mad u gave a second date

That Dude Right There said...

^I'm getting old. I have to give second chances.LOL

ShawnQt said...

so yeah, wow. I guess texting on a sidekick isnt better either huh? lol.

Darius T. Williams said...

Alright for a free lunch though

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

LMAO!!! Yea I wouldn't be able to deal with that shyt you dealt with. Funny thing tho, I would've said something while it was occuring...

~Damnit!