I appreciate that only an idiot would not have foreseen this. At any rate, in a panic, half way through lunch I stood up and told him I had suddenly remembered I was still in love with my ex-boyfriend. When the bartender clocked eyes on the boy, he said “Oh, back again are we?” and named his regular drink before saying, “What will tonight’s lady of choice have? Charlie went on a date with one of his friend’s friends, whom he had never met before.His first question on sitting down with our drinks was whether I was up for anal.I bypassed and watched him drink his body weight in shots before he started crying about his ex-girlfriend and then threw up down my shoulder when I was trying to walk him home.After a few weeks, he warmed up, and eventually the two of them started flirting.
"To be honest, I was pretty irritated when you first arrived," he admitted. After half an hour, he told her that she’d actually got quite a lot of jam in her hair, and would she mind getting rid of it.
” After they were seated at the table, the boy proceeded to loudly discuss how young Janet was, even though she’d repeatedly told him they were the same age. In his own words: "The chat was horrifically bad." The date was so awkward that he felt forced to start pretending to keep an eye on the football that was on in the corner of the pub, as a way of covering for the long, empty silences.
The third time he turned away to watch the game, he discovered that the girl had upped and left. When Hannah had first started working at her office, she’d been introduced to a man called Paul, who had had been oddly cool and unwelcoming.
He wasn't supposed to stay the night, but he lived 45 minutes away, it had snowed earlier, and I lived in a very rural area with a lot of hills and curves.
So he decided he was going to stay that night instead of driving home.