It Was a Bad Date

I found this little ditty at GonzoRangers. I'll share a portion of it.

Here is the story:

6/4/2006 - Dinnertime

So Joanne meets Darren on, and they set up a date for June 4th at the China Grill in NYC. They go out to dinner and Joanne offers to split the bill, but Darren insists on paying.

6/19/2006 - Evening

Darren leaves a message on Joanne’s home answering machine telling her that since she didn’t want a second date that she should split the cost of the dinner with him, and follows up with this email:


From: Darren Sherman :
Date: Jun 19, 2006 8:48 PM
Subject: Date
Sorry things didn’t work out. I guess you changed your mind.

Here is my address for the $50 bucks:
XXX East XXth Street, Apt. XXX

Take care,


More hardcore Shermantor action after the jump…


6/20/2006 - 8:13 AM

Joanne goes into work on the 20th and has the following email waiting for her:

From: Darren Sherman:
Date: Jun 20, 2006 8:13 AM
Subject: Darren
Cc: Darren Sherman


I wanted to follow up on my email and call to you last night to ensure you received my messages for the $50.

Please acknowledge by replying to this email that you will be sending me the $50.

I hope you understand from my point of view.


Darren Sherman


6/20/2006 - 9:32 AM

Joanne sends the following email to Darren:

From: :
Date: Jun 20, 2006 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Darren
To: Darren Sherman:


I just received your emails and also your message from last night. I was away andam just getting back this morning. I had every intention of calling you andmeeting to go out but your email has completely turned me off and i find it extremely tacky. I will not be sending you any money
since i offered that night to pay and you told me no that you would take care of it.

Please do not call me or send me another email i would rather not hear from you at all. And for future reference in the dating world you may want to rethink the tacky approach about asking someone for money like that perhaps that is why you haven’t met anyone or have seen them again.

6/20/2006 - 10:03 AM
Darren leaves a voicemail on Joanne’s cellphone, telling her he was hoping she’d do the “right thing”. He threatens to issue a summons to get the $50 he wants for the meal. He actually calls her cheap in the voicemail. You can hear it in all its glory by listening to VM-01.WAV now.
6/20/2006 - 10:22 AM
After waiting an entire 19 minutes, Darren decides his argument would be better served if he forwarded Joanne a snippet from his Amex bill:

From: DS: :

FOOD-BEV 107.83
TIP 20.00

More Detail


Do the right thing Joanne.



Aren't people great. And that was just a portion of the material.


Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Jack: We should write a sitcom.

Shoshana said...

Wow. Talk about tacky. My dates are seeming much better all of a sudden...

Jack Steiner said...




I am sure.

PsychoToddler said...

Good Gravy!

What a loser.

Jerusalemcop said...

I think Joanne got it right, there is a reason he hasn't found anyone yet.

What a loser.


-Ann said...

Fantastic. I don't know which is the funniest part - the insisting that she do the right thing, the involvement of the China Grill, or the police "cease and desist" emails to the web site.

Jack Steiner said...

He is a piece of work.

Anonymous said...

Joanne: Hold your ground. This guy is a TOTAL loser. You were lucky to not have to endure a 3rd date with him

Anonymous said...

This smacks of an urban legend.

I'd really want have things confirmed before bringing too much heat on this guy.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

This story is a hoax.

CompleteHoax said...

This story is a complete hoax.

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