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Author Admits He Dated the ‘Obamacare Girl’

Zeke Pipher has a great rundown of a date he recently had:

I dated the Obamacare girl.

And why wouldn’t I . . . she was so optimistic and promising when we first met. Big brown eyes and a warm smile. She even wore those long, dangly earrings – those get me every time. She told me, “If you take me out, you’ll find that I’m more than a date. Much more!”

Wowsers! That’s a hard promise to pass up. So, we went out. Well, sort of. O-girl told me to pick her up, but when I reached her front door I found a note that read, “I can’t go out at our scheduled time, but please keep standing at the door until I’m able.”

An odd way to begin, I thought. But, what could I do? There was no getting out of the date at this point – promises were made. So, I stood on her stoop . . . for several days. One day, long after the flowers in my hand had wilted, I could hear her shuffling around inside. “Are you there,” I asked. “Is this date going to happen?”

She replied from behind the closed door, “I AM here . . . and you’re being impatient. Nobody is more frustrated than I am that our date hasn’t begun.” She stomped away from the door, and I went back to waiting.

What’s that? You shouldn’t date girls you meet on the Internet?  Well, he didn’t get the memo. Read how his date went, if you’d like a little humor injected into this whole mess.

Nancy French — Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author and a longtime contributor to National Review Online.

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