Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Matchmaking

Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

I was invited by a friend today to play volleyball with a group of her friends. We had a great time being terrible volleyball players, then went to a restaurant for happy hour. It's probably best if I don't disclose the name of the restaurant.

At this restaurant, there were about 8 of us, including a couple of high school kids who played volleyball with us. One of the kids--we'll call him Zack--started joking around about how he should ask our waitress to be his valentine. Naturally, I thought this was an excellent idea, so I encouraged him. Eventually, he stepped up and made a move...

"Excuse me, Amy? (again, not her real name)"


"I noticed you don't have a ring on, does that mean you're single?"

"Actually, yes, I'm single"

"Well I was wondering if you'd want to be my valentine," he said in a shaky voice.

To my surprise, she responded: "Sure, why not? I don't get off until midnight though, so I guess we won't be able to hang out tonight."

He left her a nice tip from his purchase of a basket of fries, along with a nice note, which included his phone number. I made sure I got that number.

The following is the text message conversation that ensued:

Me (11:02 PM):
Hi Zack, I'm really glad you had the guts to ask me to be your valentine. Text me sometime if you'd like to hang out. -Amy :-)

Zack (11:03 PM):
Alright word

Zack (11:13 PM):
So Amy how old are you?

Me (11:14 PM):
22. I know you're probably younger but that's ok!

Zack (11:15 PM):
Im 17 lol

Me (11:16 PM):
Oh wow! You seemed older. Oh well.

Zack (11:17 PM):
But i still know how to party

Zack (11:18 PM):
Ill be 18 in August

Me (11:19 PM):
I thought so! August will be here before we know it! ;-)

Zack (11:20 PM):
Oh yeah

I plan on running with this for as long as I can. I'm hoping he'll go visit her at work someday. But one thing I can guarantee is that he's looking forward to telling all his friends that a 22-year-old waitress wants to date him. In fact, he's already sent a text to my friend, saying: "Guess who texted me :)"

I'll keep you all posted on the progress of this budding romance. I guess it's all over once he actually calls my number, but we'll see how long we can make it go.


  1. Way to ruin someone else's Valentine's Day...

  2. I do not approve of the names you created to protect the innocent. Just think about it...:-)


  3. I think you should get one of those voice-alteration machines that makes you sound like a 22-year old female waitress and have the kid call you!