The Bar Where We Meet Tinder Dates Is Out of Company: a tragedy that is shakespearean

The Bar Where We Meet Tinder Dates Is Out of Company: a tragedy that is shakespearean

by Kerry Elson

SCENE 1. an activities club near Union Square in Manhattan. KERRY is sitting with MATT at a romantic dining table for two.

KERRY : O, Matt of Astoria, exactly exactly How pleasant to meet up with you right right here, only at that bar, that we selected specially for the unique rendezvous. And yes it is when I meet all my Tinder dates For the first-time Because i’m comforted by routines. Pray tell, hath ye siblings?

MATT : i actually do maybe perhaps perhaps not understand in the event that you designed to inform me personally that final thing about the club but – certainly! I will explain my older sis.


BARTENDER : we hath seen this girl frequently At our establishment but each and every time she doth talk to a unique brown-haired gentleman, Perchance seeking love or At minimum somebody with who to view Netflix’s GLOW . She constantly orders Bell’s Two Hearted Ale But, lo, we shall imagine i really do perhaps not understand.


SCENE 2. equivalent activities club. KERRY is sitting with ANDREW during the exact same dining table for two.

KERRY : God speed, good Andrew of Bushwick! Until our merry chat this eve, I didn’t know a great deal about Walking meditation, the keto diet, And Karl Ove Knausgaard. Many thanks For your teachings!

ANDREW : O, it really is my pleasure to spell out My hobbies! Shall we now have a round that is second?


BARTENDER : Though we anticipate anoth’r purchase of Bells Two Hearted, we won’t say any such thing through to the woman states her beverage purchase, for she and I also have tacit understanding.

Flourish. Exeunt KERRY , ANDREW , and BARTENDER .

SCENE 3. The sidewalk prior to the club. Enter KERRY .

KERRY : (apart) O, with such dread, But at least I can count on The predictable setting of This bar as I approach the bar, I feel a pitter-pat in my heart, For dating fills me! It hath proximity to a lot of subway lines and seating that is ample. But where may be the gentleman? Would he ghost?

Enter BRIAN .

BRIAN : Hark, is it ye? O woman with who We have texted? You appear significantly like your Profile image.

KERRY : certainly, it’s we, of Tinder! At final we meet in individual. I’m using my First-date ensemble, which can be a glow top and Pants, but nay, i recently remembered that I didn’t tweeze my brows. Ah well — shall we into the club?

BRIAN : in error you may have stated that component regarding the Brows aloud? We will imagine i did son’t hear. If perhaps we’re able to get in. The lights are dark and it’s also empty. Methinks it really is turn off?

KERRY : Alack! Could it be therefore? I shall approach the home and attempt to open it.

KERRY : But this destination ended up being therefore complete whenst I happened to be right here on another date final Tuesday! And tuesdays that are many that, because of this is date 500. O, woe!

BRIAN : once more, do you suggest to generally share with me personally That information? I’ll set this warning sign apart, like the same band and hath exchanged lively cat GIFs for you and I. Maybe we are able to alight to some other bar in your community?

KERRY : i will be afeared it’s not feasible for i have to stay at my unique dining table!

Thunder. KERRY collapses towards the sidewalk. She shudders and foams in the lips. BRIAN calls 911.


CRISIS MEDICAL SPECIALISTS : why don’t we secure her To a gurney far from this, The date club that closed Without caution, Before she surely could fulfill a spouse. We also can Take care of those brows whilst we are here, Perhaps.

BRIAN watches as KERRY is carted away. He flees. Enter GHOST .

GHOST : I am the ghost of the club. I became doing my nightly float Whenst I o’erheard in the sidewalk a Dating calamity! This woman hath placed forth A noble work to fulfill each Tinder guy only at that, a conveniently situated recreations club. But, in folly, she hath anticipated this spot to remain open until her nuptials. E’en if that Would simply take years. Only if she had examined Yelp upfront or attempted to mix it and fulfill times At various venues. As well as perhaps, She might have been more flirty At the supermarket.

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