12/29/11

Ghosts of Boyfriends Past: Manners

I'm going to start out by giving you the moral of the coming story first. Manners. People have bad manners. Either that or I am REALLY uninteresting.
hmmm.. we'll stick with my first assumption.

I was asked out on a date this summer. We took a summer course together and had hung out a few times, so the thought of a date seemed like a great idea. Let's call him Mr. Manners:
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And this was a proper date. We both dressed up, he picked me up at my place....
Opened my door? Nope.
Bad start. 

We went to this little restaurant and were seated in a table near the back of the room. As I sat and looked at the menu, Mr. Manners got up to use the restroom. 
After about ten minutes I was slightly grossed out at the thought of why he was gone so long until he returned and was talking on his phone. Not only did he say "excuse me/ sorry" when he sat back down.... 

He Took Another Call. 

Now, obviously it's not like I was going to marry this guy, but really when is it ever okay to keep your phone on during a date?
For the rest of the date we chatted off and on, but his phone stayed on the table.
I guess I didn't realize just how important Mr. Manners was... I should really feel lucky :)

To end the date he walked me to my door. As I said my thank yous and goodbye he dared to ask:
"Aren't you going to invite me in?"

Instead of slamming my door in his face, I chose to be nice, laugh a little and say "haha thank you for the nice dinner, but no."

Now, this story really isn't that shocking. I'm sure every lady has experienced something like this. Probably more than once. Manners are a big deal. Saying please and thank you, treating people with respect and chivalry are HUGE in my book.
So, Gentlemen, if you're out there:

Next time you go out on a date and text the whole time chances are, at the end of the date, you wont be getting that invite inside.

I think that's pretty reasonable.

Plus... I looked like this:

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Maybe he was texting all his friends how good I looked?

"HEY EVERYBODY! COME SEE HOW GOOD I LOOK!"
Name that movie.
Go.

16 comments:

Alicia Carlson said...

Ahh, Anchorman.
You keep it classy Sabrina.
You're way too cute for Mr. Manners =) I'm sure he was texting his friends he couldn't believe he got you on a date.

Rebecca said...

I just did a post on my ex too! haha and I love this, guys have no idea how far good manners will get them!

Joeylee said...

Anchor man!!

You look HOT! How rude of Mr. Manners!

Samantha said...

I bet he regrets those oh-so-important calls and texts!!

Sam

undomestic chica said...

Love your boyfriend posts! Manners are so big for me. I've already started thinking about things I want to teach my boys when they get older. Some of them their dad does, and some of them he doesn't :)

dottie said...

His loss!! 10 minutes in the bathroom??!

Question on your movie skillz, how do I get my iPhone video to my ipad more importantly iMovie. (Ok, I got it on my iPad just can't seem to get it into iMovie. I'm about ready to toss the thing out the window.) Help!

Lindsey said...

I need to guest post about my ex on here. We'll call him Deadbeat.

Alyssa said...

I am so loving this series! "Aren't you gonna invite me in?" HA!

Kelly said...

Jeez, you looked that fabulous and he was that big of a dink? Wow, his loss!! You were better off without him anyways :)

Ashlee @ They Lived Happily Ever After... said...

I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. :)

Jill said...

ah thats terrible!! :( manners are a big thing! I remember my ex when I got home I thought I had a good time with him. First of all he considered it a date yet his two friends were there. I was on my phone briefly a few times it felt as if it were more of a hangout. He BLASTED me after I got home what I did wrong and this and that. lol ill never forget it. I haventreally been on a date in YEARS so I may need some dating ettiqute here . lol But I did have somewhat of an excuse, my babysitter who had my 12 month old daughter at the time was sending updates on my little girl as well. ;)

meghan said...

These stories are just hilarious! You should start doing guest postings of bad dates if you start to run out. They're great.

Courtney said...

Ha these stories are fantastic. Why are some guys such douch bags? So hard to find actual gentlemen.

Taylor said...

Anchorman!! yay!!! and you look like a sexy beast! I would have been snapping pictures with you on my camera phone and sent them to all my peeps!

Erin said...

Wow! What a moron! Great post as always!!

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