Sandman Visits the Theatre
I’ve been on bad dates before. You know, the kind where someone “forgets” their wallet or makes an inappropriate joke. I have experience with those. I thought I’d seen it all until I had an embarrassing date.
From bad to worse
It started out nice enough. We went to Rosa Mexicana for appetizers before we headed to the Shakespeare Theatre. We were on a tight schedule, just one hour before the play.
Once we got there — disaster. As soon as the lights went down, he fell asleep. Not only was he asleep, he was snoring!
To make matters worse, he kept nodding off; and it was an aggressive nod, one that would jostle him awake. His head kept falling forward and smashing on an invisible table. This would then cause him to violently thrust his head up and look around. At one point, he was awake long enough to ask me if he was snoring. I nodded. This prompted his great idea of putting on sunglasses in the dark theatre.
Needless to say, we left at intermission. One friend said she would have asked him to leave at intermission and enjoyed the rest of the play alone. What do you think? Did I handle this the right way?