The girl next to me at this diner on a Tinder date is having the worst time. He’s been talking nonstop for 30min about his “aid work
Turns out all this experience is based on 10 days in Cambodia.
And then he talked about what makes an “impressive” whale shark vs the unimpressive whale sharks.
Now he is into the military history of Japan and is quite the expert.
It’s been so long since she has been able to contribute meaningfully to the conversation.
Now she’s captive to another 40min of international travel stories. Someone. Help her. Waiter!
I swear his French accent is being exaggerated for affect.
The sheer amount of time being thrown into a giant boring borish hole: now we are onto food prices on tropical island and why more expensive
Apples, he informs her, grow everywhere.
When you get to travel, he says, you really get to see the world.
Oh!! He was traveling with… HIS EX! Which, he tells her, presents its own problems. Because: great date chat.
Why did he travel to Asia? He poses the question for himself. “Out of interest.” She drinks.
She is gallantly trying to give an opinion about New Zealand. But he lists movies he has seen about New Zealand.
And now he is discussing the minutia of various visa processes and it seems hard for him, despite all the amazing stories. He is a victim.
Do you think he even knows her name?
The last 10 minutes have all been about his ex and why they broke up, in rather excruciating detail.
If only, he explains, Japan allowed for longer temporary residency for French teachers, they might still be together. Hot.
Okay I’m getting the bill. Maybe there’s something redeemable about this?
It would have been fine if she could have checked a few emails and caught up on the headlines while he blathered on.
This to him is a great date.
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