This summer I flew to MD with my dad to see old friends and talk business. His buddy has a daughter that I barely recall knowing. Well during our stay, she'd come with us everywhere and showed us around. One night we went out to dinner together after our parents kinda pushed us into it, and we came back to her place for drinks and watch the Laker game. My dad was even suggesting that we go to a bar together, which is out of character for him since he HATES it when I drink. Ok, there was no real connection between us or anything...she even hated that I smoked and I was offended by her shameless racism, so I didn't look at her as a potential gf. Ok, then the next day we were having lunch when my dad asked if I wanted to see a movie. I was very excited to see one with him because the whole time we were there it was purely about business. I hadn't even gotten to see the battlefield or check out the capitol. Then he suggested that me and the girl go see it alone while he went back to the hotel to rest. Now it was really apparent to me that they were trying to set us up, which ok, I understand since we're both single and our families want to do business together, but I answered yes to the movie thinking that he was coming along. See, my parents used to take me to movie premieres when I was a kid but the last time I saw a movie with either of them was when I was 13. I thought that was cool that we were finally going to do something together on this trip. So I was annoyed with that and said I was just going to go back to the hotel and rest instead. The girl went outside to take a phone call and I left without saying goodbye to her or telling her that I wasn't going to go to the movie. The UFC was on anyway so I wanted to watch that, but I would've missed it to go to the movie if my dad had come with us. About a month later...her mom called my mom and my mom handed me the phone, telling me that this girl wanted to talk to me and get my email. I take the call, she gets on the line and we say hello to each other wondering what the other wants. ugh...well she gave me her email and she never asked for mine so obviously it was another total setup. Another month after and I hadn't ever emailed her. I had thought about what I could say, but really had nothing to say. I mean we just did not click well at all. Anything that had to do with business my dad would be talking to her dad about and could relay to me anyway. So now my parents wanted to know why I hadn't emailed her, that she was such a nice girl and asked why I was so mean to her. They told me that I had to show her family that I was committed to business with them in order to make this work. But this wasn't my business idea or my dream. It was my parents and I was only willing to help them out so I didn't know why the two of us becoming friends was so crucial to deciding whether or not we'd sell the house and move out to MD, rent a house and open a restaurant or buy a liquor store. Well I guess us two were the ones who had control of about half the money that'd be going into the business, so maybe that's why. But I never did because I still didn't know what to say. Then another month or two passed. I got curious so I looked her up on myspace, but I didn't add her because now it's for sure that we are staying put in CA anyway, so what is there to talk about? sigh...maybe I should have just taken one for the team and flirted with her more. Then we'd all be happy.