Saturday, July 14, 2012

Desperately seeking ...

She read the ad out loud.  ‘Late forties, divorced, overweight, fashion illiterate, employed, solvent, honest man seeks relationship.’

‘Jesus, Dad, is that the best you can do?’

‘What’s wrong with it?’

‘The idea is to attract a date!  How about: handsome, young-at-heart, GSOH, caring, generous man seeks fun with soul mate?’

‘It would fail the Trade Descriptions Act.’

‘Who’s going to sue, the date who shows up looking like a cubist painting?’

‘Assuming she turns up.’

‘There’re people out there as desperate as you, Dad.’


‘Probably just as fat, as well.’

‘Don’t push your luck.’

‘Like you, you mean?’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words


Anonymous said...

Rob - Ah, yes, the modern world of dating. You capture it well and make me even more grateful that I'm not "in the market."

Dorte H said...


Honesty is the worst policy, or... ?