Awkward first dates: We’ve all been there.
That’s the thing about first dates, though; they’re the first. Who knows what sort of guy or gal might show up to dinner or the movies?
Well, for one young woman, the nightmare scenario became a reality when she elected to go on a date with the wrong sort of guy. Fortunately for her, help was on hand in the most epic of ways, and what had been a potentially dangerous date took a rather unexpected twist…
As is so often the case, it was on Reddit that this most interesting of stories first came to light. Someone asked “Women of Reddit, what has been your worst ‘nice guy’ experience?”, and a user posted one of the best things you’ll read today.
According to said post, the author, who goes by the name ThrowAwayPancakes, overheard what seemed to be a first date quickly taking the slippery slope to less pleasant climes.
At the table behind ThrowAwayPancakes was a pair on their first outing together, but all was not right. Apparently, the guy was being a class A douchebag and saying some disturbing things. After hearing what was being said, ThrowAwayPancakes himself made to intervene, but was stopped in his tracks.
Instead, an older man put his hand on his shoulder and told him “Easy.. I’ve got this one son”.
Well, it gets cooler. The man turned out to be an off duty police officer at the restaurant to celebrate his daughter’s birthday and he, too, had heard what the guy had been saying.
He proceeded to pull out his police ID, lay it on the table and teach a lesson that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
What’s more, he then made a gesture to the girl on the date – who was obviously shaken up – that goes above and beyond what’s expected of any ordinary citizen.
For the whole story, see below:
“So, possibly one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I mean you know how you hear the “women want him, men want to be him” stuff in old movies? Well I’m a man and by god I wanted to be this guy. Anyway!
I’m having dinner with my girlfriend at the time, and behind us are a couple on a date. It is not going well. Guy was being rather creepy and making some pretty inappropriate comments, the girl doesn’t look at all comfortable.
The girl finishes her appetizer really quickly, my guess is she wanted to get it over with. Guy proceeds to comment on it and says “well, least I know you can swallow right?”. Loudly.
Girl goes red and tells him that isn’t appropriate, he literally waves his hand in a “shoo” type motion and says “oh calm down I was going to find out in a few hours anyway”.
I missed her exact reply as she moved to a hushed tone, but it was fairly obvious what was being said – f*ck no, f*ck off, f*ck this. He responded with “sweetheart I picked you up, I know where you live.” She lost the color in her face and said nothing.
I’m not of those “get involved” type of people, but there is no way I’m sitting here watching this go down. I get up. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I’m 23, fighting fit and happy to put that motherf*cker through a wall.
I was halfway out of my chair when a hand came down on my shoulder and I look up to this mid-50s but super fit guy who says “Easy.. I’ve got this one son”. Absolute, total confidence in his voice..
He walks over, grabs a nearby chair, flips it around and sits down with the couple. Then.. he pulls out his police ID and puts it on the table. Now the guy doesn’t have any color in his face.
Cop: “So, I’m quietly celebrating my daughters birthday with my family when I distinctly hear you threaten this young lady, would you care to explain yourself?”
Guy: “I, ah, well, um, you see..”
Cop: “That’s what I thought. Now see, we take a very dim view of that kind of thing, so right now I’m deciding if I want to have some of my buddies come pick you up.”
Guy: “oh no well that..”
Cop: “But that would disrupt everyone’s dinner, so how about you hand me your ID, because I wouldn’t want you running off on me, then you go see one of the staff here and settle your bill.. the full bill now, this young lady shouldn’t go hungry on account of your poor behavior. Or we can go with the first option, I’ll leave it up to you.”
Guy: “No no! That’s perfectly fine!” *hands over ID, gets up and walks very quickly in the direction of the counter*
Cop: *while writing down the guys details* “Sorry about that miss, I hope I’m not intruding it just seemed like you could use some help. Oh and don’t worry, if you want to pursue this further I’ll have some of the boys pick him up on his way home, we can definitely take this further.”
Girl: *No, thank you so much, I wanted to run out 30 minutes ago but he drove me here”.
Cop: *shifts from hard-ass cop to comforting father figure in about half a second* “Well I’m here with my daughter, she’s about your age, perhaps you’d like to finish your meal with us? We can take you home afterwards if you’d like, unless you’d prefer to call someone else?”
Girl: “Oh.. that would be really nice.. thank you so much!”
*guy returns, so does the cop*
Guy: “Uh so, I’ve paid the bill, if I could have my ID back..”.
Cop: “There you go.. now I have your details right here so I highly recommend you don’t go near or contact this young lady ever again.”
Guy: “Yes yes of course, I’m so sorry!”
The guy pretty much fled the restaurant, the girl went and sat with the cop and his family and by the time we left they were still sitting around talking and laughing about random crap.
It was hands down the best way I have ever seen anybody handle any situation, ever.
That cop is my hero.
What a way to deal with the situation! Here’s to all the people out there who have the courage to step up and intervene in such situations!
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