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The Ceiling Hits Bob

Emily regretted trusting Nia and breaking her “No blind dates. Ever.” rule. Sure, Robert was fairly funny, and even after he mistook her playful pun for mispronunciation she gave him the benefit of the doubt. But when he tried to hide an eyeroll by looking down and rearranging his utensils, she made the decision to sabotage the date. She assumed he likely had good qualities, unless this was Nia’s revenge for the flat iron incident, but if he couldn’t just relax and enjoy a casual evening then she was going to make this a very unpleasant experience for him. Emily played Dogberry in a University play, providing a vault of malaprops which she peppered throughout the most circuitous versions of tedious stories she could conjure. She took great delight as he patronized her with feigned interest, and could barely hold back laughter as he suggested they stay in touch, claiming he had to check his schedule. Emily strolled home after a lovely evening, albeit with an unpleasant man.

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