Friday, December 10, 2010
The Book Club
I was chatting back and forth with this 'seemingly ' intelligent and cultured guy. He was very well read and can carry conversation on many topics. Perfect.
"I love reading, I have thousands of books on various topics. Do you like reading ?" he asked me on the phone one time. I don't like reading and i cant pretend so i said "honestly no, i have the concentration spam of a gold fish , 3 seconds. By the time i read two pages of any novel, i cant remember what had happened on the first page", " i do read a lot of magazines and articles though" ( after all i don't want to be totally ignorant, do I ?) .
He said maybe one night we can go to the book club, it might be something to encourage you to read. The idea was not appealing to me, i know myself. I will never be able to read a book and sit in a room full of people to discuss it. I told Mr. Dater that maybe there are other things we could do together for a date, but maybe the book club is just not for me.
On one evening, Mr. Dater called me and said he has a book that he wants me to read and that maybe we can 'discuss ' it after I had read it. "please don't say no till you try reading it" he begged.
This is gonna turn into a situation here. "OK , fair enough, I will try reading ".
We met for coffee one evening, our first date, we spoke about different things, as usual. When it was time to leave , Mr. Dater walked me to my car and said that he has something in his car for me and asked if I would wait for a minute while he gets it.
I waited in excitement , wondering what it was.
Mr. Dater came back with a rectangular shaped package wrapped in pink wrapping paper. Mmm , i was wondering what that is,maybe a book or a box of chocolate .
I opened the door to my car and he asked me to open this when i reach home and he said maybe this will give us something to do on our next date. I was thinking to myself 'its definitely chocolate ' or ' Maybe he really wants to do this book club thing and this is the book am supposed to read'
I went home, and unwrapped the package, not chocolate.
The package had a book. " The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra ". A very subtle hint to what he had in mind for our next date.