quite a few times she had to ask
him why he was
He thought it was just
normal to be
shy on a first date
no matter how many other dates you've
been on with other girls
He was afraid of getting
too deep into
relationships, mainly because girls didn't
like guys who still lived
with their parents
He lived with his
who worked as a butcher
His clothes were always stained by blood
and smelled of salt and iron
but worst of all
was that he
was drunk more often than not
About thirty minutes into
the date his phone
rang and he excused himself to
answer. It was his father
"Listen buddy. I kinda need your
"Dad, I kinda need you to understand that
I can't save your ass every time
you get in trouble thanks
to your drinking. I'm busy
"Oh? Too busy to help
your old man?"
"No, no, no, wait! Listen. It's just
a simple thing this time. You just have to
tell the police that your
father is a butcher and that the
eyeball they found in his rectum belongs to
a pig and not a human being, okay?"
"Dad, what the fuck?"
He hung up
walked back to the table
"Problems?" his date asked.
"No, no. My father asked for
a ride. I told him I can't right now. It's
okay though. Nothing urgent or
"Father, huh? Must be nice having one."
"Oh, you don't…?"
She smiled. "Nevermind that. But anyway,
speaking of fathers, you think you'll
be a good one?"
"Cuz I surely won't be the best
mother. See, I just found out days ago
that my ex-boyfriend got me
pregnant. You think
you'll be a good daddy?"
"Um… I think my dad's calling