Thanks, Dale, for this gorgeous picture.
One of my favorites from December 7, 2016.
John’s blind date never arrived. He waited in his favorite restaurant for one hour, 55 minutes, five glasses of water and three breadsticks.
Julie, his favorite waitress, saw his sad look. “Maybe her phone didn’t charge. More breadsticks? More water?”
“No thanks, Julie. I’ll give her fifteen more minutes. After that, I’m going home.”
“Um, my shift’s over now. I’ll have Brandon see to you, OK?”
“OK. Have a good night.”
Fifteen minutes later, Julie emerged from the kitchen spiffed, dressed splendidly and drop dead gorgeous.
She sat down by the stunned John. “Sorry, I’m late. I had to work.”
I remember this one. It was a good one!
I almost published the follow-up one that I wrote due to the “controversy” of Julie being the blind date or was she “feeling sorry for him” theory. I doubt that’ll happen t5his time. I’m doing reruns because my imagination is dried out, actually. 😀
I hope your imagination returns 😉
And yeah, I remember that “controversy” – I say who cares why she filled the empty seat? The important thing is she did.
Oh yeah. Did i base that on one of your waitressing experiences …? Just kidding! 😀
Haha! Right…. 😉
I’m not sure if this is the right woman for him, she had him waiting. Still, what a fantastic twist!
Well, it can go this way — I had written it as in she felt sorry for him and so she became the date. Others have said what you are saying. I deliberately left it open and i had gotten a ton of comments on it. Thanks for reading Tannille.
Great twist, William.
I remember this one. As I recall I wrote another side of it.
Oh, that was a riot. That “controversy” about Julie really played on people. I suppose if I had written it to indicate that she felt sorry for him, yes. But, I only had 100 words. Oh well …
Such a tease!
Well, actually, Julie felt sorry for him and became the blind date. But, i never indicated any such thought, so people started reading into stuff … which is good.
Nice icon. 😉
What a happy ending for them both. Wishing them well 🙂
Thanks, Linda. It was a fun story to write at the time, back when I had some imagination left. 😀
Oh, I suspect you still have plenty of imagination left. Although, in my own experience, a bit less energy 🙂
I was *not* expecting that at all. I hope it works out for them. Good story.
As Elvis would have said, “Thang-ya, thang-ya verrah muuuhhhch. Now, where’s mah jelly doughnut, bay-bah?” 🙂
LOL My pleasure!
I don’t know. No matter what happened. This is a lovely story. Happy ending, I think. Thank you!
Yes, a happy ending. Why not? Thanks, Alicia! Always a pleasure.
he was a patient man. she must be worth all the wait. 🙂
It’s amazing how patient he was, then a totally different result occurred. Not too shabby at that.
Happy ending, I wonder what she would have done if he’d given up waiting earlier.
Oh, I have a feeling she would have done something to delay him. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, you know? 😉
All’s well that ends well. And she was determined it would end well. Well done.
Well, thanks, Sandra! 😀
It’s funny how these things work. For all we know, John may have admired Julie from previous visits, just as she clearly saw something attractive in him. Good story!
Thanks, Penny! And, ah! You came to the party on this one! I kept getting comments that she WAS the actual blind date. You got it correctly. She felt sorry for him because she saw something in him. Even though that was the intent of the story, I ran out of word space to add that in, so it got a lot of discussion on previous posts.
What a splendid story! From favourite waitress to girlfriend, why not?
Hey, why not? Happens every day. Thanks, Joy!
The wonderful ending… sounds like next date should be at another restaurant.
Thanks, Bjorn. I had a follow-up story for that, too. Maybe I should make it my next one.
Very clever twist! Really, it’s a nice ending to what would have been a depressing. Things are looking up! Nine story!
Thanks, Nan! Been awhile since I last saw you. Hope the rain isn’t too cold for us, huh?