By J. DeVoy
A Northern Ohio man is being charged with theft because he met up with a girl on a blind date and left in a disgusted rush – and apparently neither the girl nor the two friends she towed along (in true Hungry Hungry Hippos fashion) had the means to pay.
Police charged Daniel J. Robinson, 23, of Sheffield Village, with theft saying he promised to pay for the three guests meals at Champps Americana in Crocker Park. He then stepped out for a phone call and never returned, leaving his date with the bill and “no means to pay,” Westlake police said. (source)
So, feminists, explain this to me: Women are so strong, empowered, better than men and more employable, making more money – yet between these three, they couldn’t muster up $95? Pick a narrative and stick to it: Either women are helpless and men need to be punished so that their suffering is not perpetual, or they’re on top of the world thanks to two decades of insipid grrl power training. Logically, you cannot have both.
Hopefully there is an attorney in Ohio that will represent this man pro bono. I’d also like to contribute to his legal defense fund. Here’s why:
• There is a huge problem of evidence. The three girls all have an incentive to say he was going to pay, even if that wasn’t the case. More to the point, why were there three girls there? Having seen what girls in Northern Ohio look like, I would have turned tail and ran as well if they showed up and expected me to finance their nightly feeding at the trough.
• What were the terms of the date agreement? Why were none of the other three capable of paying?
• As someone who routinely walk(s/ed) out on girls who are not as attractive as I remember, or who are more than half a point below their photo(s) on a ten-point scale, getting a criminal record for deciding my time is better spent writing a research memo or blog post, or just doing nothing instead of hanging out with a ninja-fattie or secret single mom, scares the crap out of me. My normal method on a first meeting is to bring cash and not leave a tab open. But even then, if they have my name or phone number, they can make up some bullshit story for the LVMPD about how I said I’d pay for her to go out and shower her with affection and money, and I’d get arrested for theft when I decided I’d rather play Call of Duty than be seen in public with someone who misstated her weight by sixty pounds.
My longstanding advice for guys who ask about getting a bait-and-switch on a blind date or online meeting has been to just walk away. The reason is shame. Shame is a powerful motivator, and one that has been exorcised from society because of mob rule by sissies who believe the only mortal sin is making someone feel bad. Oh, their poor wittle feewings! How they must burn!
But now we have entered a new paradigm where being a man and disregarding someone who lied to you about something important – her age, her weight, her child(ren) – carries potentially criminal consequences. My advice has always been to get up and leave without saying a word when you’ve been deceived. Being ignored, without explanation, is like a knife to the soul to someone who thinks they’ve landed their meal ticket for the night. Without that kind of rejection, the mediocre women of America - who think that becoming manly, rather than effeminate, is desirable – will learn to reverse course. What’s next, getting sued for breach of implied oral contract when you leave after one drink because you’re trying to be polite, when she expected you to finance a bender? Screw that.
Apparently Daniel Robinson sent “derogatory texts” to his date later that night (source). I neither advise nor condone that, and it stinks of him being a bitter beta. I’m therefore hesitant to support him – he should have left before ordering anything anyway. But, the climate set by this warrant’s issuance is a chilling one indeed.