#Maydays Prompt – Date Night! – Getting Ready


Today’s #maydays prompt a bit of dating


Nerves abound.

It’s a date.

With a real woman.

I’m beside myself with excitement,

And a bag of nerves at the same time.

What to wear?

Where to take her?

Thankfully she is my age

Plenty to talk about, childhood stories might work?

You think?

Oh I don’t know I’m all bound up with thinking about it.

She’ll look sensational I know

She looks so beautiful

She could turn up in her work clothes and I’ll be drooling.

What if I get stuck for words?

What if I say the wrong thing?

I know I can be a bit rash and abrupt at times.

Keep your mouth shut is what Watto said,

Think about what you are going to say

Keep your foot out of your mouth.

Say to yourself it’s going to ok.

She gorgeous, she’s intelligent

She’s probably as worried as you about this date.

Oh why did I ever let myself get into this situation?

It’s a good example of keeping my mouth shut

Should have stuck to the small talk

The barnyard and the weather as my mum used to say.

What if she thinks I’m a prize ignoramus?

That I haven’t a brain to bless myself with

What if she says hello, has a good look and then runs off

The embarrassment, the awkwardness.

I can’t think negatively

It will be ok

After all we are going to the best restaurant in town

What can go wrong there?

I have to get myself together

She expects me in twenty minutes

And I have to select a tie

The red or the green, the black or the polka dot?

Bugger it the blue, its warm and welcoming

Isn’t it?

I have everything, money, hanky,

Deodorant and after shave

I can’t fail.

Deep breath and off I go…


Written for: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/maydays-prompt-date-night/

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11 Responses to #Maydays Prompt – Date Night! – Getting Ready

  1. Deb says:

    It’s always good to read that the guys also go through anxiety and fear moments on the first date. Lovely post.

  2. good luck with the date!

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    You describe the feeling men and women feel before going on a date well. There is a nervousness to your writing. I had to laugh when you wrote”a real woman.” Don’t know if this is a real situation or not but if it is best of luck. You can do it 🙂

  4. Hope she appreciates the wonderful sorta guy she is going on a date with. Of course you won’t fail. And I hope this is just the start — the overture to a symphony of dates, dinners, dancing, and all the other stuff too.

  5. Lyn says:

    Oh my, that takes me back more than fifty years. All those emotions and stomach-churning self-doubts 🙂

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