MAN RUINS DATE

The Onion has a delightful spoof, Local Man Ruins Date By Just Being Himself:

Wrongly advised by friends and family to “just be himself,” local tax attorney Marc Scanlon, 34, ruined a first date with Rachel Loftus by doing just that, sources close to the never-to-be couple reported Monday.

“Marc was really nervous that Rachel wouldn’t like him, and he kept obsessing over his appearance, his hair, what he should wear, and how he should act on the date,” said Glenn Carlson, 40, a coworker of Scanlon’s at the law firm of Jenkins & Straud. “I told him not to worry, that he should just be his true self and everything would be okay. Turns out, that was bad advice. On a first date, Marc’s true self is pretty much exactly what most normal women don’t want.”

Heh. Go read the whole thing–it’s quite good.

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