The waiting game is a huge part of dating — waiting for texts back, waiting for a second date to be scheduled, etc. And during that time I often come up with pretty interesting ideas for someone’s silence. Let’s just say anxiety is a bitch, and she takes my mind to crazy places including some of the below which bubbled up immediately after a recent second date.

I say my “guilty pleasure” is chocolate peanut butter chip ice cream, but really, it’s bigger than that — it’s my desperate need to hold on to my discount at the local ice cream store.

While I worked at the ice cream store in high school, I’m pretty sure my discount still exists because, let’s call him Fred, my ice cream man, thinks I’m cute — and of course, I milk it for all it’s worth.

I get ice cream for my family, friends, cat, you name it. I call Fred when there are bugs in my apartment I’m too…

Pearl Steinberg

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