If you are wondering what happened with Lucy after Pizza After Hours Part 2, this is what happened:
Pizza After Hours Part 3
Date 17: Gin and Distractions
I came across Jade on plenty of fish. Conversation was slow to progress but we eventually swapped numbers. She told me that she didn’t go on many online dates but she’d never had a bad date. Apparently she vetted them quite well! Jade suggested the location and bar and I happily agreed. Jade’s taxi came super early and she arrived about 10 minutes before me. Apparently she had great chats with the taxi driver and loved thee random conversations. The bar was a gin bar with a small food menu. When I got there Jade was sitting at a table in the corner upstairs. Great people watching spot!
Jade had curled blonde hair and blue eyes. She was wearing a black top, white trousers and high heels. We ordered food pretty quickly, I went for a burger and Jade ordered mini burgers. Jade had a rose and I stuck with the old reliable gin. I rather quickly observed the two girls who sat down at the table beside us and decided that they were lesbians on a first date. My only basis for this was that they seemed a little awkward and they ordered drinks separately as one nipped off to the bathroom first. Jade wasn’t convinced but I stuck to my guns.
The lesbians left after one drink and three guys moved to the table. One accidentally shoved his ass in Jade’s face while slipping into his seat. Jade was less than amused (unlike myself, finding it rather amusing). Jade went to bathroom and supposedly bumped into her friend who somehow saw her from downstairs. This was strange given there were toilets upstairs and downstairs. You couldn’t see anything up there from below either. Apparently she had told her friend she was going on a date and her friend appeared at the same bar, also on a date, without telling her. I did not believe this for a second!
When Jade returned she noticed a guy standing in front of us at a ledge fixing his belt. Jade commented on his big ass. I pointed out that she was big into her asses and definitely perved on mine when I went to the bathroom earlier. Jade neither confirmed nor denied.
The food arrived and Jade dropped some food on herself which thankfully fell on her napkin and not her white pants. She told me that the last time she wore those trousers was for a confirmation and she got tan all over them. I commended her on wearing the ‘special occasion pants’ for me. Jade denied that the tan issue was caused by her being a sweaty weirdo.
I sneakily paid the bill when Jade went to the toilet again, she wasn’t impressed. Jade overhead the lads beside us having a heated discussion about capitalism. We joked about it and she ended it with “whatever you’re into” I suppose. I responded “I know what you’re into and it involves taxi drivers and my ass.” A couple then joined the lads beside us and I caught the girl eyeing me up a few times. I think she liked the view. The bar was closing early and we decided to move to another late opening bar down the road. Jade checked her phone and shock horror her friend was already at the bar we were heading towards.
When we got there I realised her friend had been drinking with a couple she also knew. Her friends tinder date had arrived not so long ago and joined the three of them. Her date went straight to the bar to get the two of them drinks. Apparently the fella had gotten quite a grilling from the girl in the couple. He was certainly very brave joining the three of them. It sounded like the couple had been doing a lot more talking than Jade’s friend was. She complained that he didn’t look like his pictures and wasn’t very good-looking.
When he got back from the bar I introduced myself. He stood there awkwardly for a minute then wandered off. We assumed that he had gone to the toilet. However, we gradually realised that he wasn’t coming back! He sent her a text shortly after saying that he had decided to bail.
I felt sorry for the guy in the sense that he had probably hoped to be able to chat away to his date and didn’t expect a grilling from the friend. They were all joking about it but it didn’t sound like a very nice thing to do. When we appeared he probably thought a second onslaught was coming and ran for the hills. We actually had no interest in hanging out with the bunch of them. He clearly didn’t react to it all very well though. I think the friend was annoyed in the sense that it was a form of rejection, since she had given the impression that she was in no way interested in him anyway. We chatted to the others for a while and then moved to another part of the bar.
This was all a big distraction in terms of our date. It dominated the conversation until we parted ways after another few drinks. We only had mains in the first bar and left quickly thereafter so we didn’t have a lot of time there to chat. It didn’t really feel like I got to know Jade very well. It didn’t feel like the barrier was down and then all of this commotion followed.
Do you believe that Jade didn’t know her friends would be there?