WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE…??
This story goes back a little while. I was 22 years old at the time and had been dating for 3-4 years. We checked into a boy “redt” to us by a prominent Shadchan. Everything sounded amazing and we gave a yes. The shadchan called and said that Monday and Tuesday night works for the boy to have our first date. Monday night didn’t work for us as my parents had a prior commitment and would not be able to be there to meet the boy as is the custom in our family. Tuesday worked for us, and the date was set. I set up a hair and makeup appointment for 3 pm Tuesday afternoon. I was very much looking forward..!
Monday evening was as hectic as it gets. My parents were out for the evening. The house was flying. I was home with my sister who was 19 years old (at the time), watching the kids and getting them to bed.
7:00 there was a knock at the door.
I was upstairs bathing the kids. My younger sister went to see who was at the door. She opened up the door and sees a guy standing there. Thinking it was a Meshulach, she tells him that her parents aren’t home, can he come back tomorrow. He figured my sister thought he was a Meshulach and from upstairs I heard him say, “It’s alright, I’m not collecting. In here for a date.” My sister (stammering) told him “it’s it’s the wrong night. The date is supposed to be Tuesday. Not Monday.”
I was frozen in place upstairs. Torn as can be. The house was a wreck. I was a wreck. This was the first date. I wanted to make as good of an impression as I could. I didn’t prepare at all. Let alone my parents weren’t home. It was his fault he showed up the wrong night, not my fault. On the other hand, here is a guy who just drove over an hour to date me. He must be feeling as dumb as one can feel. I ran downstairs. And told him to go to the nearest Shul and Daven Maariv and when he is done, I will be ready to go out with him. And that’s exactly what happened.
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