The First Date

The woman was finishing up her order. “For a drink, I’ll have the boba. Feta! Sorry, I forgot to say before: I’d like to substitute feta for the parmesan on my salad.”

“Not a problem,” the waiter said, making a note on his pad. “I’ll get this order in and get those drinks out right away.”

“So,” the man said after the waiter left. “Tell me about yourself. What are you into?”

“Basketball,” the woman said. “I was a star in high school. Played shooting guard and small forward.”

“Oh wow,” the man said. “So you’re a wing.”

“I used to be,” the woman said. “Haven’t played in forever.”

“An ex-wing then,” the man said.

“Exactly,” she said. “How about you? Do you play?”

“Oh no,” the man said. “Not basketball, at least. I did recently get into playing this new sport, though, involving men’s neckwear and combat.”

“You’re a tie fighter?” the woman said.

“That’s it,” the man said.

Just then, the woman’s phone buzzed. “Sorry. I need to reply to this. My friend is going through a hard time. He’s a German orchestra musician.”

“Hopefully it’s nothing too serious,” the man said.

“No, it’s not. It’s just that Hans’s solo was cut, and he’s taking it pretty bad.” The woman typed something out quickly and put her phone face down on the table. “So, what did you do today?”

“Mostly work,” the man said. “But I also went to a coffee pop-up in a small structure.”

“How were they?” the woman asked.

“They?” the man said.

“The coffee and the structure,” the woman said.

“Didn’t care for the java. The hut was nice, though,” the man said. “What kind of car do you drive?”

“Same make as the one from Back to the Future,” the woman said.

“Man! DeLorean?! So cool,” the man said.

“I think this date is going really well,” the woman said.

“Yes,” the man said. “I agree. This is definitely a good, totally natural conversation.”

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The First Date

The woman was finishing up her order. “For a drink, I’ll have the boba. Feta! Sorry, I forgot to say before: I’d like to substitute feta for the parmesan on my salad.”

“Not a problem,” the waiter said, making a note on his pad. “I’ll get this order in and get those drinks out right away.”

“So,” the man said after the waiter left. “Tell me about yourself. What are you into?”

“Basketball,” the woman said. “I was a star in high school. Played shooting guard and small forward.”

“Oh wow,” the man said. “So you’re a wing.”

“I used to be,” the woman said. “Haven’t played in forever.”

“An ex-wing then,” the man said.

“Exactly,” she said. “How about you? Do you play?”

“Oh no,” the man said. “Not basketball, at least. I did recently get into playing this new sport, though, involving men’s neckwear and combat.”

“You’re a tie fighter?” the woman said.

“That’s it,” the man said.

Just then, the woman’s phone buzzed. “Sorry. I need to reply to this. My friend is going through a hard time. He’s a German orchestra musician.”

“Hopefully it’s nothing too serious,” the man said.

“No, it’s not. It’s just that Hans’s solo was cut, and he’s taking it pretty bad.” The woman typed something out quickly and put her phone face down on the table. “So, what did you do today?”

“Mostly work,” the man said. “But I also went to a coffee pop-up in a small structure.”

“How were they?” the woman asked.

“They?” the man said.

“The coffee and the structure,” the woman said.

“Didn’t care for the java. The hut was nice, though,” the man said. “What kind of car do you drive?”

“Same make as the one from Back to the Future,” the woman said.

“Man! DeLorean?! So cool,” the man said.

“I think this date is going really well,” the woman said.

“Yes,” the man said. “I agree. This is definitely a good, totally natural conversation.”

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