Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Matchmaker Part 2

Some of you loyal readers may recall an entertaining voicemail from my dear, great-aunt. As she commanded, I called him! And it went straight to his voicemail. So, I left an awkward message:
"Hi, my name is.... I got your number from a family member. Please give me a call back at......"
As would be expected, I didn't hear back from him.

My great-aunt called me every couple days, hoping to hear different results. But alas, I always had the same answer for her. Then she started getting serious!
"You need to call him back! You need to tell him about all the things you have in common: you both work in a hospital, you both have traveled, you have family in the same area, you're both just so amazing! You are an assertive person--you just can't take 'no' for an answer!"
Hmm, thanks Auntie, but he might think I'm crazy! I assured her, however, that I would keep trying. I didn't.

Three weeks later, while waiting for a different guy to arrive for a date, my phone started to ring. I looked at the screen and was shocked to see the name! I don't know if my aunt called his grandparents and they decided to take extreme measures, but I got the sense that he knew about the set up!

We talked awkwardly for a few minutes (I'm not a phone person!), and decided to meet up for coffee later in the week!

I called my aunt to report this development and she was more than ecstatic!
How'd the date go? You shall soon find out!

1 comment:

  1. Bwahaha I love this story! One of my favorite teenage crushes became one of my favorite summer boyfriends after his mom badgered my grandma to set us up. My grandma refused... but he, unaware of his mother's efforts, asked me out separately. He and his motorcycle and six pac abs were so dreamy!