The trip was made in a
sort of awkward silence. The two had never really hung out before, and neither
really knew what to say.
When they arrived at the
restaurant, they were immediately seated. After ordering their meals, they felt
the awkward silence begin to approach them once more. Desperately trying to avoid
it, Simon spoke up.
“So, um, how was
your date or whatever yesterday?”
Paula began to giggle.
“I didn’t have a date, Simon. I had dinner with my mother and my
sister, and we had a great time. It’s nice being able to catch up with
them every once in a while. I don’t see them as much as I’d like
Simon breathed a sigh
of relief and immediately regretted it. He hoped she didn’t notice, but
Paula began to laugh again,
but, luckily for Simon, the waiter arrived with their drinks. When he left, it
was Paula who spoke up this time to avoid the silence.
“So, this isn’t
a date, but, just out of curiosity, what does Simon Cowell do on a date? I’m sure you have some foolproof pickup line or tactic to make all those girls go so crazy.”
“Nope, I guess it’s
just my natural charm.”
“What, you don’t
“Not for a second.”
“Well, there are
a couple things…”
“If I really like
a girl, and she doesn’t seem to be impressed by my charm or my fame, I usually
pick a feature I like about her, her eyes or her lips. And I just stare at it. Then, I tell her how beautiful she is. That
usually is enough to do it.”
“Have you ever had
a girl turn you down for sex?”
getting personal now? First, I want to know your moves for a date.”
“Are you kidding
me? I don’t need moves.”
a liar. I mean, yeah, you are reasonably hott, but you’re so annoying. I mean, am I the only guy who has ever told you that?”
Paula had thought that
maybe Simon was serious about this whole starting over thing, but this just pissed her off.
She stood up, through her cup of wine on him, and left.
thought to himself. ‘I need to learn to shut up. This is not going to be