Ernest, my name is Ernest

by Phil Sporlan
originally published at 03:28AM on Sunday, March 16, 2008

Michael is seen in his car, he turns the music up. He speeds out of the parking lot. He has wasted his life and doesn’t know what to do next. What is he if he can’t even talk to a girl. “She’s just a girl, I’m a boy…man, I’m a man.” He quickly turns the car around.

He pulls back into the parking lot.

“Today is th day everything changes.” he whispers to himself.

He marches into the Copy Shop.

Elisabeth smiles as he walks in. He walks right up to he counter.

“Hi”

“Hi, I’m sorry about before. I’m kind of a dork.”

“Oh no problem.”

“There’s more, I wanted to ask you out on a date. I was very nervous and my mouth couldn’t produce the words to make me cool enough to have a chance with you. What I wanted to say was you seem very nice, your smile is the very best, and I like the way you style your hair.”

“That’s sweet, I’ll go date with you.”

“You will? That’s great!”

“I hate to say this but I don’t even know your name.”

“It’s Ernest.”

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Comments

  • from THX 0477:

    Cute, I like his determination and resolve. The dialog or interaction got a bit rushed at the end (that darn character limit).
    LoA

  • from Stovohobo:

    “There’s more, I wanted to ask you out on a date. I was very nervous and my mouth couldn’t produce the words to make me cool enough to have a chance with you. What I wanted to say was you seem very nice, your smile is the very best, and I like the way you style your hair.?
    ~
    I love that paragraph. The words that everyone thinks when they’re in this situation but usually don’t say just like that.

  • from wytherwings:

    aw, he’s sweet. I would go on a date with him. if I was a little older…
    Anyways, I like this series, I just read the whole thing. great job, very unique
    =]=]

  • from Kermitgorf:

    Yay, score one for the geeky guy.

  • from Bartimaeus:

    This kinda reminds me of Seinfeld for some reason =P Great story!

  • from RunningWithScissors:

    lol! cute cute.
    i like how he complimented her.

  • from Nissakit:

    yay! geeky guy!!!=)