Part 2 Cinema date
not show up. This would be a first for me because in my experience on
the Mature Free and Single website everyone I had arranged to meet did
actually turn up (even if the odd one of them did who I wish hadn’t)
I had read stories written by the male members in their diaries of
disappointment when their prospect dates either cancelled at the last
moment or did a no show, but this one was a new one to me.
Mentally chastising myself for thinking both negatively or badly of
Alan I reached into my bag and pulled out my mobile to check it again,
perhaps something had come up and he couldn’t make it or he was stuck
I looked at my watch and he was now 30 minutes late. I tried to ring him
but it went straight to answer machine, I did not want to sound like a
bunny boiler and, even though I was seething inside, I had to give him
the benefit of the doubt so I left a message saying “Hi Alan, I am at the
cinema, are you on your way?”. Putting my phone back in my bag I
was aware that the queue for our film was beginning to move forward.
I thought “At least I won’t have to sit through the boring trailers, every
cloud has a silver lining and all that.”
I pretended to look at the forthcoming film posters although I was not
actually reading them. I rang my friend Barbara and she was surprised to
hear my voice. “What’s happening” she said “is he hot, hot, hot?” I had
to laugh “just the reverse” I said “he has not turned up”. “What” she said
“not turned up? That’s a first for you”. “I know” I replied “and it doesn’t
feel good either”.
“Isn’t he the one who blew hot and cold” she said? “Mm mm” I replied
“but I did not think he would stand me up! I will give him five more
minutes and then decided what to do”.
“Well I am here if you need me” was her reply, we said our goodbyes and
I checked my phone again, nada, nothing, I looked out through the large
windows of the cinema.
Just at that moment two things happened; the cute guy I had seen earlier
was approaching me and a text arrived on my phone with a message from
Alan. “Hi. Sorry but I can’t make tonight something has come up, another
I must have looked like a goldfish to the cute guy when it suddenly
dawned on me that I knew where I had seen him from, it was the Mature
Free and Single website. “Hi” he said “have you recognised me?” “I
have now” I replied smiling. “Are you meeting someone from the site?”
“I was” I replied “and he has stood me up, which is a new one for me.”
He smiled; “maybe this could be to my advantage he said”.
I held up the two tickets, “the film is starting any minute” I replied.
“Come on then what are we waiting for”.