“Oh my god,” she groaned to herself. “Why won’t he just shut up already?”
There had been a tickle in the back of her mind when her friend had suggested setting her up on a blind date, but she’d ignored it.
Things had started off alright: some casual getting-to-know-you discussion. But he’d slowly started to squeeze her out of the conversation. His presence seemed to fill the table completely. At was stifling even. It was as though he was some sort of talking python that crushed his victims until they couldn’t speak and then forced them to listen to him.