"Awww, I'd love to see you on Wednesday night but Lost is on then. Can we switch our date to Thursday?" I'd attribute the quote to the guy who said this but I forgot his name because I erased his number from my phone many, many moons ago.
If a guy postpones a date with me because his favorite TV show is on, well, then, I don't even know what to tell him. Not only did he admit that a TV show determined his social schedule, but he's also told me that interacting with a real, live woman with boobs comes secondary to the warm glow of his beloved boob tube. With the availability of shows online, it takes, like, zero effort to watch his precious TV show on the computer at any time. He really had to watch it the exact minute it airs? Did he bet money on the outcome or something?
I guess I should commend his honesty, although I would've preferred if he had just lied to me. He should've said that he had to have dinner with his parents or that he had to grab drinks for his roommate's girlfriend's birthday. Hell, he could even tell me that he has a boil on his ball that needed urgent medical attention; that would make me feel better than being one-upped by a TV show.
He doesn't even have to lie; he could just finesse the truth and say, "Hey, I'm not feeling well. Can we scoot our date 'til tomorrow." Bam! Not only is he off the hook, but he has a dash of sympathy too. That's a win/win. But, he didn't do that. He'd rather me lose my respect for him than miss his show. I see.
Ten bucks says that he'll act shocked when I'm unwilling to reschedule our magical date. Um, he basically just told me that he'd rather flop around on his couch in his Umbros than see the twinkle gleamimg off my smile and the sunshine beaming off my hair. Lame!
[Confession: I was this intense about watching Dawson's Creek in college. I also never got any action in college. Coincidence? You be the judge.]