There are a few teeny tiny things wrong with taking up 90 percent of your first online date with someone talking about your “bitch ex-wife.”
The obvious being, you’re not over it.
The second being, you clearly aren’t a very good judge of character.
The third being, it makes you look bad that your wife had to go out and cheat with lots of people because she wasn’t getting what she needed from you.
The fourth being, I DON’T CARE.
Now that I think about it, there really is nothing I care about LESS than hearing about the bitch ex-wife of a total stranger I met online. On a first date.
But somehow, there I was, in early 2015, eating at an Italian restaurant with Henry, who spent 40 minutes explaining to me in great detail about the time he found out that his “bitch ex wife” sold her wedding dress and engagement ring on eBay.
Who uses eBay anymore? I wondered to myself.
Henry added that “bitch” was “crazy” (aren’t ex-wives always crazy??) and even though SHE cheated on HIM, which he knew for a fact because he had her phone traced (ohhh…boyfriend material!!! JK, LOL), she's been making his life a legal hell and he needs all kinds of lawyers.
Plus she shattered his car window with a beer bottle.
I don’t really know what Henry was expecting from divulging all this information, or if he knew that I was uncomfortably darting my eyes to the door to see if there was a similarly short, blonde female pointing a gun at us.
(You know, between checking her eBay bids.)
I suppose he thought that I’d feel bad for him or something.
I hate to say it, but it wasn’t the first time a guy had unloaded to me about a messy, baggage, unattractive EX on a first date.
At least this time the ex wasn’t a legit crack whore.
(I wish I was kidding.)
At least with Henry, I didn’t need to confirm that his ex who he had been reminiscing about for the past 20 minutes, who he had lived with and SLEPT with, was actually a crack addict, and also a prostitute.
“Only a prostitute to pay for more crack!!”
Oh, well, that’s way better.
WHY LEAD OFF WITH THIS INFORMATION???!?!?
HOW IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?
WHO'S GOING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT EITHER ONE OF THESE GUYS???