Barbecue Sauce

21 Oct

I know I constantly joke about my imaginary cats, and becoming a real-life cat lady someday.  Those of you that have followed my antics for awhile most likely understand that I don’t actually believe that.  Well – maybe until today.   I am pretty sure today is a new-time low.

It started a few days ago when I was drunkenly sending out “You’re cute!” messages on OKCupid.   This is something I do not advise doing, because you don’t get responses to messages like that.   I happened to get one response because the next morning I had sent out follow-up messages with depth to them.  (Mostly in hopes to just throw out there “Sorry!”  and “I’m not really crazy.”)

So – considerably cute guy number 8 had responded to my message, and we had several messages back and forth.  He seemed to be someone that I might meet up with.   I haven’t met anyone off the interwebs in a while, so I was getting a little excited about it.. which brings me to this morning.

He had sent a message asking about the weekend, and what not, and mentioned he was cooking some chicken.  I told him I was jealous and he said he’d be happy to mail me some barbecue chicken — and “What could go wrong?”  My response was that what could go wrong is that I am not really a fan of barbecue sauce.  (Of course, in reality, there are other technicalities as well.)

My dislike* for barbecue sauce was a deal-breaker.   I thought he was joking when his next message said that he didn’t think it was going to work out between us.. but, after a little digging –  sure enough.

Yep – I am going to die alone with cats.


*I don’t actually dislike barbecue sauce, and this was explained.  I have a certain brand I like, and if I’m going to eat it – I prefer it on meatballs.    I feel BBQ sauce ruins chicken and pork.  (So – you can all stop reading my blog now since I am a menace to society.)


10 Responses to “Barbecue Sauce”

  1. Belle Vierge October 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    1) I cannot believe you broke YOUR OWN RULES
    2) Seriously, unless he like makes his own bbq sauce with a family recipe for a living, I can’t believe that’s a deal-breaker.


    • Soon2BeCatLady October 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Lol.. Definitely not a family recipe.

      And.. Hey now.. Don’t discount the amusement of drunk ok-cupiding. Its super fun. Haha!


  2. Ricardo October 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    I have only sent one drunken e-mail in my life, to a girl I really liked back then. No regrets. No succes either, but it’s not necessarily a bad idea.

    Anyway, when something that trivial is a dealbreaker, you have some issues. I have had some online dates myself, and while I may not always agree with the reasons girls aren’t interested in me (the fools!), I have never actually felt like they were idiots. This guy is one.


  3. aprileb October 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Chicken is the menace to society in this story. I once (when I was young and thought my life was about to begin) went on a date with a handsome investment banker. He bought our first round of drinks. I thought we were having a great time. I offered to buy the next round…. And he looked at his watch and said, “Oh, wow, I’d love to, but I have a piece of chicken in the fridge that needs used tonight. So I better, ah, head off…” and off he sped in a taxi. At an alarming pace.

    I will never play second fiddle to poultry. Steak or seabass, sure I could understand.

    I can’t believe chicken (BBQ chicken, admittedly) has caused you a similarly degrading experience.


  4. John Handy October 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Great great read. I like the lighter side of the whole dating and relationship thing. Men take it all way too seriously. Bottom line is we aren’t a great fit for everyone we meet and vice versa.


  5. Carol Balawyder October 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm #


    You’re better off without this weirdo. I mean who mails someone chicken? I just discovered your blog and will read more.


    • Sun March 6, 2014 at 5:11 am #

      Um. I think the guy was joking. You need to learn humor.

      Rejecting someone because of food dislike is pretty fucking retarded though.


      • Soon2BeCatLady March 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

        He was not. We further discussed it and never spoke again.


  6. girlseule October 31, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    If anyone is going to die alone with cats it’s a person that considers sauce preference a deal-breaker!


  7. whiskeyinateacupp November 7, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    if he can be as picky as wanting to date a girl who likes bbq sauce than i think you can deserve to be picky with what bbq sauce you use! (; besides, i agree with the bbq sauce… it just ruins meat sometimes


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