I said on Friday night that I'd be going for drinks at Hard Rock Cafe, which I did.
As usual, it was a fun place to hangout. It also seemed like a reunion of sorts as you could see people bumping into people and their eyes would widen in surprise, the mouths open with glee and arms spread wide to embrace a long lost friend.
I ran into friends, old friends, former love interests, former classmates and acquaintances. When I saw each one I'd hurriedly greet them before rushing back to my date, i didn't want to be rude and leave him sitting there alone.
But here's the thing, he never even noticed when I stood to say hi for a few seconds and when I returned. His eyes were constantly glued to his phones. He moved swiftly from Whatsapp to BBM to facebook, to instagram and then his phone would vibrate and he'd suddenly rush back to whatsapp.
Intermittently his eyes would open in mock horror or he would throw his head back and laugh uproariously, he would laugh and laugh and then mumble something as his fingers feverishly typed a comment or a reply to whomever had sent him whatever great piece of comedy that had put him in stitches. Once, he laughed so hard that his whole body quivered and I had to ask him to show me what was so funny. He showed me the picture below.
Yeah you've got to admit this is pretty funny. Peep her friends at the back and the groom's look of despair. LOL.
Still, leaving me to spend time twiddling away idly was not at all funny. To keep myself busy I ordered cocktail after cocktail. He encouraged me to keep ordering drinks and food, as if that would keep me busy and distracted but one can only consume so much! When there was seldom any space left in my belly, I began to look around helplessly.
Eventually I said "What's the point in bringing me out if you're going to be on your phone all night. We've barely said 10 words since we got here. Couldn't you stay at home and play with your phone? You're being rude". Even then, even for those few seconds he couldn't listen to me without his eyes straying back to his phone.
He was in the process of mumbling an apology when another ping distracted him and he was back to typing away. You can then imagine my glee and relief when I locked eyes with a former crush (who's still super hot btw) and he smiled that 1000 watts smile at me.
I took my last gulp of mystery magical mojito (be sure to have that cocktail whenever you visit), politely excused myself, grabbed my purse and went to join Mr Hunkydory at his table with his friends.
My date followed me with his eyes, not sure what was going on. That was until he saw me settle in nicely beside Mr Hunkydory and beckon a waiter to get me another mojito.
Next morning I get a message telling me how disrespectful (read rude) I was.
Please, who was rude?
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