Taking chances can lead to the most rewarding experiences in life. When the call went out and Ol’ mate Critic needed some help, I was happy to oblige. A new format was interesting enough, but late afternoon was a rough time. Both parties were sober and the experience had a fair few rough edges, but I think it will get better over time.
I was going into it with the aims to try find a rave gal that could handle some #ifyouknowyouknow with some reasonable bants, but sadly no dice.
Overall the date was fairly uneventful. But on the positive note, it was O week and heading home for a feed and getting back into the bender was par for the course. By the end of the night my only regrets were forgetting my ear plugs, adding to my mild tinnitus and not having any serotonin to spare before Electric Ave.
Why the fuck did I shave for this?
Now I’m all about experimenting at University, and I’m all for Critic changing up the blind date a bit. What I’m not all for was the walking hangover that I had the pleasure of meeting. The only thing I learnt about him was that he was both hungover and dusty and hungover. Did I mention he drinks?. At least we had that in common.
Our date was to ask each other questions through the Whisper Dishes by the Museum. I knew having a conversation between these would be difficult, but it turns out with him it was absolutely impossible. I know nothing about him except that he likes to delete boxes and that he was allegedly hungover. We were asked if we wanted to continue the date, and he declared he was hungover and needs to go home to delete yet another box and go to Hyde. What a unit! I did a slightly too audible sigh of relief. We did such an awkward hug goodbye that even people who say “thanks mum” to their teacher would have been cringing.
Now I’m all about the chase, but after the hug this guy just gasses it. He just runs away and keeps running. I hate to see you go, but I love the way you leave.
My favourite part of the date was hanging out with Critic afterwards. At least they had the decency to tell me my date's name. It was really nice to meet him, and I’m sure he’s a lovely guy, but introductions are definitely necessary.