Never thought the words "accidental blind date" would come across my mouth, but at the same time, this would only happen to me... thank you online dating.
Here's the rather amusing story:
I was meeting with my friend for dinner to catch up at Bea in Hell's Kitchen. My friend had already arrived by the time I got there, so I told the hostess that I was meeting my friend Jayme, who had made a reservation. She seems confused, but then points me in the direction of a random man, clearly not my female friend...
The man walks over and says "Patricia?" I tell him, I am not her. He continues, "You do not look like the woman in the pictures..." Despite this, it definitely crossed his mind that I could have been his date for the night - LOL!
We turn to the hostess, clearly not who we both had intended to meet with, and let her know. After a few more minutes of awkwardly waiting, the hostess finally brought me to meet my friend.
As my friend and I are exiting the restaurant, I see the man with his date, who happens to be Asian, like myself :P I will say it looked like they had hit it off, despite the mix up. Congrats to him - lets hope he can spot her out in a crowd for their next date!
Thank you to the hostess for trying to to set me up on an accidental blind date!