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What if...

What if... he didn't show up?  What if... I decided not to answer my door?

Seven years ago, today, Mike showed up 25 minutes late for our blind date.  Can you imagine how mad I was when he hadn't showed up by 10 minutes late?  By 15 minutes late, and there was no phone call?? By 20 minutes...

I was told for almost two months that a friend of mine had someone he wanted me to meet. I was less than thrilled.  I received a call from my friend on Thanksgiving that year saying this guy agreed to meet me, but I was in Arizona visiting my parents. I told him I would call later that weekend.

I get a call on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 from some guy named Mike.  I had no idea who he was. It turned out to be the guy my friend was trying to set me up with.  We scheduled a Monday early dinner.  This is where it gets good.

Why a Monday?  He tells me a few years later that it was because he didn't want to ruin his weekend if things didn't go well.

How early of a dinner?  He was supposed to meet me at 4:30pm.  Why?  Because he didn't want to ruin his entire evening if things didn't go well.

Why was he so late?  He decided he wasn't going to show up!  I guess his conscience got the best of him to not leave me hanging, but he could have at least called to say how late he was running and could have used Dallas traffic as a believable excuse.

So, What if he didn't come?  What if he was any later, would I have answered the door?  .

What if...

Comment balloon 19 commentsDonna Harris • December 09 2009 03:36PM



It looks like there times that being works out for the best.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago
Life can be very precarious, and look all that happened going forward from that blind date. I am happy for you, Mike, and Alyssa.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Life has a way of working things out- glad that it did for you.

I met my husband on a blind date 24 years ago. It seems his brother's girlfriend worked with a neighbor of mine- his brother had tried to set him up with the neighbor, she liked his nephew better (this gets complicated) and so she (the neighbor) set him up with me. We were married 6 months later. The really strange thing, to me, is that we had gone to HS together but didn't know each other then. Some things are meant to be.

Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) about 10 years ago

Cute photos!

Why does my head keep getting cut off? lol

Posted by Megan Phelps (Newstream Realty) about 10 years ago

Lou, Sometimes...

Gary, And all the hiccups along the way.

Leslie, 24 years ago? WOW! DIdn't know they did blind dates back then... just kidding!!

Megan, Thanks!  As for your photo, you need to modify it on your main settings page.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

Donna - LOL at you and your husbands first date.  Almost 14 years ago, hubby and I had such a horrible time in the first hour of our first date that by the time we got to the restaurant, I was looking at my watch and thinking to myself about how long it would be before I could ditch this bozo.  He noticed me looking at my watch (and watching the door planning my escape) and then said to me "can we start this night over, right here and now?". 

I've often thought to myself "what if he didn't say that?"  Hmmm...

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) about 10 years ago

Wow Donna...I love looking back on the times I cherished with meeting my husband.  13 years ago we got married over Thanksgiving weekend...and we dated 2 years before that.  Marriage is a lost "Art" now-a-days and I'm happy to tell everyone my best friend is still my husband after all these years.  :)  

Besides that, the one time I decided to go to church, is when I met him.  He asked me to his house for a dinner party.  I stayed till 4am, our conversations was incredible...and it still has not changed.

Cheron Lange

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) about 10 years ago

I'm a firm believer of what's meant to be will be. Que sera sera!

Posted by Taylor Shults Philley, Broker, Realtor , GRI (Austin Realty Firm) about 10 years ago

Donna - cute story, funny how it sometimes goes... Great photos too! ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Donna - How funny "he didn't want to ruin his weekend."  At least he was planning ahead.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 10 years ago

Donne, First impessions are important, but sometimes the second look needs to have more importance.

Cheron, Great story!

Taylor, There are signs all around...

Rita, Thanks!

Michelle, I know!  I thought it was rude of him!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

What a cute story.  I know you think about it and think, "What if I didn't have my precious Alyssa?!"  Amazing how one step different everything would be different.  I firmly told my friend I was not going out the night I met Dean.  But, they showed up at my house anyways.  You have a great story to always remind Mike of when needed!

Posted by Aja Shroll, Your Home Girl (United Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... things usually have a way of working out for the best, we just don't always know it right away.  In this example, it's clear that you were destined to open that door, and all I have to do is see Alyssa's smiling face to know that.

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Aja, That's what the final "what if" was meant for with the picture of her... did you know the friend was Reid?

Steve, Destiny...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

What a cool What-If story.... What if.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Donna ---- actually, I have a similar story --on how I met Boyd and here we are 46 years later.


                          Happy Holidays

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) about 10 years ago

He sure had a lot of issues with this blind date. Glad to hear he finally made it. Love the pictures. Congrats on the happy ending.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 10 years ago

Donna-what a cute story!  One thing in either direction and both of your lives could have taken a whole different path.  That just goes to show that things were meant to happen exactly as they did.  Beautiful pictures!


Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 10 years ago

Hilarious!  I Love it!!  And knowing you, I can imagine how mad you were.  But obviously things worked out very well.  :)

Posted by Tracie Mason, Holton, Coach & Virtual Assistant (Agent Assistant Network) about 10 years ago