Wolfe’s Woofer: Blind Date
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
“Do you know who would make a great couple?” Sherry asked.
“No; I don’t,” I replied, “but I’ll bet you’re going to tell me.”
She ignored my remark and said, “I just found out that Vince and Linda have never met even though both of them have lived on Ambergris Caye for several years.”
“That’s not my problem,” I said.
“I’m going to set up a blind date for them,” Sherry told me.
Linda came over to our house half an hour before we were supposed to meet for dinner.
“I’m really nervous about this,” she said.
I asked, “What is there to be nervous about?”
“What if I don’t like him? What if I know immediately that he and I are never going to hit it off? I don’t want to sit through an uncomfortable two-hour dinner with a stranger.”
“We’ll be with you,” Sherry said. “It’s not like you’re going to be alone.”
“I have a great idea,” I said. “Set it up with a friend to call you half an hour after we arrive at the restaurant. Then, if you don’t like Vince you can use the phone call as an excuse to leave.”
“That would work,” Linda said.
She immediately called a friend and set it up.
Half an hour into dinner Linda’s phone rang.
“Hello,” she said. “Oh, no! I’ll be right there.”
She turned off her phone and said, “Vince, my grandmother is very ill and I need to get home. I’m so sorry.”
“Oh, no problem,” Vince said. “In about fifteen minutes my house was going to catch fire.”
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