I was wore out after a long work day, and all I wanted to do was park the car, get something to eat, and pass out. I didn't want to wait for something to be delivered, so I went to the sushi place across the street from my apartment and got a table for one. That is fine with me. I don't care that there are a few couples in there, a couple of ladies together drinking wine, and then a table of newly 21-year-olds talking about buying beer. That's fine. I'm a grown-ass man and can eat by myself.
Then suddenly, when moments ago I didn't even take notice what songs were playing, I hear the first few notes of "She's Like the Wind" by Patrick Swayze, and now it feels really awkward being alone. What a terrible, awful, melodramatic song, and with no one to laugh at it with, it just made me feel pathetic there alone, swirling my wasabi and soy in a lonely pattern.
Then it got worse. They played "Picture" by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, a song that my long distance girlfriend, who is right now a long distance away, have sang a bunch of times in numerous karaoke bars all across Chicago. I know it's kind of a corny song, but it's also a pretty good one; and when it means something to you, the lyrics are suddenly profound. Like the two in the song, I wanted to call her up to tell her I love her and to come back home. I had to settle up the bill and get the hell out of there before I started crying into my sushi, blaming it on the ginger.
We had all summer together, and when she is done with these last 3 quarters of school, we'll be back together for good, but it is just hard on nights like this. I just need other strategies besides Kid Rock's drink her away formula . . . .
How about you guys? You ever been in a long-distance relationship and/or had a bad dinner for one experience?