The answer is a loud and resounding no. However, one thing that has become clear is that bad pickup stories have become sort of my thing. Since said stories have proven quite successful in entertaining friendly company during many a happy hour and other casual social gatherings, I figured I might as well share the wealth with the greater masses as well.
The grand hope is that you who are reading this will find some humor in the events detailed here. The secret hope is that those who read this will not repeat the errors committed here, especially those characters featured. Anyway, here’s to that ever-unsuccessful search for “true love” — and a few laughs along the way.
Most names have been altered to protect subjects’ identities. Not that it matters much. You know who you are.