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This originally was going to be a completely different story relating to a Filipino man who reportedly jumped off the 6th floor in the mall when he was shocked to find out the woman he was meeting for the first time after 6 years did not look as appealing as she did in her photos. As it turns out, that story was a satire and I caught it at the last minute. This story by the way happened 6 or 7 years ago and just popped up on my Facebook memories.
It did make me think though. What if? What if you were to meet someone you had talked to for a long time only to find out that person wasn't what you expected?
I'll give an example. This happened back in 2000 and was shared by my husband (we haven't met each other back then). So yeah, my husband told me that he worked as a dispatcher for a garbage company. At his work, he often had to call the recycle center, which was across the road, and speak to the dispatcher there. The woman was black (not a problem for him) and had the sexiest phone voice you could imagine and my husband says she was flirty too lol.
Long story short, my husband came to find out from others that the black woman was about 6 feet tall and not a small-boned woman. One day she told my husband she was going to drive past his dispatch window and wave to him. My husband was excited and nervous. The guys he worked with had told him she was dark and they were black as well. Even they joked about how dark she was, calling her almost purple, kinda mean in his opinion. Well, that was literally mean to me too.
So anyway, the day comes. She drives by a car with tinted windows. The window goes down, the car slows and a hand comes out and waves. It was all my husband saw. Until she smiled, then he saw white teeth. That was it. He won't get into saying how he felt about it all, but he will say they never met in person.
What if it was you and someone says, "This guy is a great guy/girl, I told him about you....here's his number.. he/she is waiting for you to text or call them!" and you do. You have a mild idea of how he/she looks based on friends' descriptions and theirs. Several months go by, and you guys are like peas in a pod! You share the same humor and interests, you begin caring for one another and your schedules lighten up and you finally set a date.
You walk in and see each other - and right away, every late-night fantasy you had of them gets flushed because they are not what you expected nor do they fit what you typically find yourself attracted to. Do you give that person a chance for all the great qualities you learned prior? Or do you scrap the whole idea and move on?