PASADENA, CA—Speaking with reporters from a crowded house party Friday, area man Trent Dobson, 26, said that he simply couldn’t wait for the woman with whom he’d been flirting for the last 20 minutes to inform him that she has a boyfriend. “I have definitely been hitting it off with Alison [Hines], and I’m really looking forward to later tonight when, just as I’m working up the courage to ask for her number, she offhandedly mentions that she’s meeting up with her boyfriend of two years after the party,” Dobson said while grabbing more drinks for the two of them, adding that he was eager to get back to the conversation so that he could hear her use the name Travis in the course of their discussion, casually specify that he’s her boyfriend, and then continue with her anecdote. “There’s just so much we have in common: the same offbeat sense of humor, we’re passionate about the same issues, we’re into the same music. I think I’ve finally met someone who understands me and who is already in a loving and stable relationship that I’m going to be notified of very soon.” Dobson added that he didn't want to get ahead of himself, but if the rest of the night played out “just right,” he’d soon cap off the evening by returning to his apartment alone and watching a movie he’s already seen numerous times until he fell asleep.
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