My Last Blind Date

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Recently, I wrote an almost true story about meeting a new love I had first seen as a vision at the Tiffany store in Vancouver.

I have always associated Tiffany’s with love and romance, so when I first felt the rush of excitement from her email message, I over-reacted in a way only a hopeless romantic could – I opened my big mouth!

A good friend once told me:

It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool – than to open it and remove all doubt!

I have received emails from readers over the years – some from friends and family and some from strangers, worldwide.

Sally was one of the strangers who wrote and told me how much she enjoyed reading my stories, especially my story about being asked by my blind date if I thought she was ‘promiscuous.’

Here is the link to the My First Blind Date story.

And in a recent email, Sally mentioned that she was ‘dying to meet me.’

I should have replied to her by thanking her for reading my stuff and leaving it at that, but her compliments went straight to my ego, and I imagined writing a story that I was falling in love with her.

Or at least, it prompted me to write a love story about my blind date with Sally.

So, I answered Sally’s letter by asking her if she would like to meet for coffee?

All of the rest of what I wrote in my Dream Catcher story is true.

I did drive to the wrong Tim Horton’s Donut Shop in Surrey and was almost a half-hour late in finally getting to the right location.

But when I finally met this fan of my stories – I was really excited to meet another stranger who liked my stories.  The other was Marie, who I wrote about in my Dear Marie story.

I never heard from Marie again, but it was a thrill to have a stranger stop me on the street to tell me they liked my stories.

And now, I had a date with a stranger who liked my stories – so she must be in love with me – right?

Wrong!

Yesterday, Sally explained that she did not have the same feelings toward me as I seemed to have for her.

It was like an adult explaining to a child the error of their thinking.

I immediately felt the pangs of embarrassment.

Not hurt – because I knew that my feelings were infatuation and not love.

And I am sure that Sally’s feelings were toward my stories and writing – as opposed to any romantic feeling she had towards me.

But I waited for Sally to send me a note explaining her wish to be friends before finally admitting my foolish mistake.

I sent her a reply stating:

I should never have put you in such a position and I am very sorry for any discomfort you must have felt.  I removed the story from my website and I am going to explain why I removed the story.  I wish you all the best in your search for love and happiness.  Hugs, Danny

Anyway, this is not the first time I have opened my mouth and made a fool of myself, but at least I finally got to write a love story – although this story does not have the happy ending that I had originally envisioned.

So, it is now back to the corner of the room – where I will wait in silence for the next urge to write a story.

I will be wearing a pointed hat.

And still feeling foolish and embarrassed.

Dedicated to LOVE

I hope my stories are a gift to your head and heart.

Hugs,

Danny

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Today’s tune from Danny’s library (purchased):

When a Man Loves a Woman – lyrics

When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else
He’d trade the world
For the good thing he’s found

If she is bad, he can’t see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he put her down

When a man loves a woman
Spend his very last dime
Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs

He’d give up all his comforts
And sleep out in the rain
If she said that’s the way it ought to be

Well, this man loves you, woman
I gave you everything that I have
Tryin’ to hold on to your heartless love
Baby, please don’t treat me bad

When a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery

If she is playin’ him for a fool
He’s the last one to know
Lovin’ eyes can never see

When a man loves a woman
He can do her no wrong
He can never want some another girl

Yes, when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
‘Cause baby, baby, you’re my world

When a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
‘Cause baby, baby

Songwriters: Calvin Houston Lewis / Andrew James Wright
When a Man Loves a Woman lyrics © Pronto Music, Mijac Music, Quinvy Music Publishing Co.

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Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).
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By Daniel (Danny) St. Andrews

An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor (as in almost pregnant) living in Vancouver, BC His other passions include cancer patient advocate (he had stage 3 throat cancer), walking with the Vancouver 'Venturers Walking Club, and of course, spoiling his dog, Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).

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