It’s always very refreshing when you grow up and look back at maybe 8 to 9 years ago when you were still in the dating system and you remember where a couple of dates that went wrong.
Now let me take you back to the year 2006 where I was looking for love in all the wrong places. It all started at the cyber cafe where I used to head to when I felt a little bored at home, I met a good looking and friendly guy on the internet, back then it was Yahoo Messenger.
We got talking after he sent me a friends request and I quickly accepted because of how handsome he looked. We talked about school and all what not, got to a stage where it was safe to exchange numbers.
Spoke on the phone quite a few times and pretty much said it was time to meet. Meanwhile back in those days when someone from the internet asked to meet you, you always suggested meeting in public places so that you don’t end up being chopped into tiny pieces and kept at the back of his house where his dog cracks on your bones for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
So after suggesting to meet at a popular fast food restaurant back then named Crunches, the day had come for us to see for the very first time and I couldn’t wait. He called me in the morning and asked that we meet at 2pm, so looked for a something to wear and waited for 2pm.
15 minutes to 2pm I set out for the restaurant which was pretty much around the corner from my house. We had already told each-other what we would be wearing. So on getting there I had an idea of what he would look like.
I walked in looking around to locate where he was sitted, took a few more steps around and then I spotted the person in exactly what he said he would be wearing but it wasn’t the guy from the internet.
Pursed for a minute and called his number, paying close attention to the man. He picked up the phone and answered, Hello!, I was mute for 5 seconds and then said Oh hello, where are you sitted? he gets up and turns to me and say oh hi dear and all I could think of was OMG, I have been f****** played.
He accompanied me back to his seat and then asks what I want to eat, all I could thing of was WTF, is this guy joking though? I sent him my real picture and now I see a guy in his 30’s.
I just stared at him and then let out my first few words –
Me – I don’t understand, you are not the one I chatted with on Yahoo Messenger are you?
Him – I know it looks bad but I mistakenly sent you my brothers picture.
Me – Huhh? So you always have your brother’s picture as your default image?
Him – I am so sorry about that lets just enjoy our lunch.
Me – Okay, no problem.
As you might have guessed, the date wasn’t going well because of the lie. So after having a quiet lunch, I told him I wanted to leave and I would prefer if he doesn’t call me again.
Next thing this dude decided to raise his voice saying, Oh you think you can eat my money and get away with it?
See me see wahala. I didn’t want to believe he was talking to me. I stood up to walk away from the table, he pulled me backed and asked that I pay for what I had eaten.
I remember having a plate of fried rice, chicken and salad with a bottle of Schweppes bitter lemon. I looked in my wallet and realized I carried the wrong purse.
Trying to stay still with all the shouts about me wanting to just go after eating his money and not giving him anything, I quickly called my sister and asked her to come with some money to the restaurant.
My sister quickly flew down and located me sitting quietly by the load beast that was screaming beside me. She accessed the situation and promptly asked me how much my food was and then flung the money on the table and when he got up to shout one more, my sister turned looked at him and said “I’d scream RAPE and you’re dead”.
That’s how we walked out of the restaurant and all I could remember was my sister scolding me on our walk home. Almost in tears I took in all she said and after that day I became sort of a heartless b**** when it came to men and.
The most important lesson I learnt was always to double check my wallet to see if I have sufficient cash on me just to save myself from any sort of embarrassment.
So there you have it, although this story is from a longtime ago, I hope it helps save your a** from some crazy, perverted men out there lol.