Twice in a 24-hour period last month, I had women cancel dates with me because they had to do something with their mothers. I think this should be eligible for some sort of recognition. I don’t think it’s unprecedented, but it probably makes some sort of short list. The actual text is below.
This first one came from someone from match.com. The excuse might have been legitimate, but she never responded to my subsequent emails or call.
Unfortunately, I can’t make it tomorrow night now. My mom has guests in town and asked me to join them for dinner. Give me a call when you have time and we’ll figure something else out.
The same day I got a text message from someone else saying:
Mike I totally forgot and I am sorry but I can’t make it. I am taking mom to airport. Please forgive me.
I never heard from her again, but this one had met me and typed my number into her phone…and asked for my last name. That was the killer because nowadays most people google someone they are about to see and I assume she saw the www.mikeneedsakidney.com site. I try not to mention that before the first date, even though when it’s all said and done, it’ll be just a blip on the radar screen.
Anyway, cancellations happen all the time, but if both excuses were fake, I think that’s a noteworthy accomplishment – two mother excuses with a 24-hour stretch. Solid. :)