There once was a girl who went on a date with a boy to a land of wonderful Thai cuisine. She winked and smiled, twirled and flipped, leaning in to show of her interest. He talked about his life, his job and his studies and family memories which all made him smile. She shared her interests and hobbies and skills in hopes they would continue their lovely banter. He continued to impress her with his wit and his sincerity, even down to his nervous energy.... well that was until about 15 minutes into the date when something rather peculiar began....
"So how does your food taste, dot, dot, dot?"
"Um...my food tastes really good, thank you for picking this place."
"That's good! I love this place! So how was work?"
"It was really stressful today, I'm so glad it is over!"
"Ya that's no fun, sorry question mark"
"Um that's ok? I guess that happens at work from time to time right?"
"Does it, dot, dot, dot..."
Yeah.... you get the picture. Try to imagine if you will how utterly annoying it is for someone to continually SPEAK their punctuation! Yes, SPEAK IT. It got to the point where I was ticking down the minutes with every spoken punctuation until I could get out of there! It was like watching a bad impression of Victor Borge's comedy sketch and I was strapped by etiquette to my seat! I wish I could say that punctuation guy and I did not go out again, but alas, I did indeed commit to another date. And honestly, the punctuation thing hasn't been as bad as it was the first time... the problem lay elsewhere with this poor guy, but that is a discussion for another day.....
For those of you who too young to know who Victor Borge is, here is the link for your understanding... a rose is a rose even if it's old enough to know Victor Borge..... :)
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