Dad: Sarah! Your sister is on the phone and wants to talk to you!
Me: I hate talking on the phone! *whines jokingly*
Dad: Come talk to your sister!
Me. Ugh. Yes sir.
Miranda: Hi, seester!
Miranda: Go to your room so grandpa can’t hear us.
Miranda: *giggles* Just do it.
Me: Okie dokie lokie.
Me: Okay. What now?
Miranda: Guess what?
Me: Most toilets flush in E flat?
Miranda: ..Huh? What?.. No. I know someone that likes you.
Me: A friend?
Miranda: Yes, he said he likes you.
Me: Oh. You don’t mean as a friend?
Miranda: What do you mean?
Me: I thought you meant someone likes me as a friend.
Miranda: You don’t have any friends.
Miranda: Only because she lives so far away and she doesn’t have to put up with you all the time. *jokingly*
Me: Valid point.
Miranda: It’s Jake, remember him?
Me: Yes? So?
Miranda: So, have him take you out on a date!
Me: Um. No.. That’s okay. I’ll just stay here.
Miranda: Why not! Don’t you like him?
Me: Sure, I suppose, he’s nice and funny.
Miranda: Well, don’t you want a boy-toy? He could be your lover!
Me: You’re strange.
Miranda: Coming from the person that has conversations with spiders and plays with toys.
Me: Shouldn’t you be in the kitchen? Cleaning or taking care of your man? *joking*
Miranda: I could see you meeting Jake now. *acts like me* Oh, hi Jakey-wakey. Do wanna play with MY Xbox?
Me: That makes no sense!
Miranda: Are you gonna date him?! You two would look so cute together!
Me: He makes fun of my voice.
Miranda: Because he thinks it’s cute!
Me: He said I sound like a mouse!
Miranda: *laughs* Because it’s cute!
Me: *I start to stutter, it happens once in a while* Wh-why are you concerned with my my love life?
Miranda: Because you don’t have a love life.
Me: What’s wrong with that?
Miranda: Because you let your shyness get in the way of everything.
Me: It’s awkwardness, I’m not shy. And I’m working on that.
Miranda: *acts like me again* Oh, Miranda, will order for me, I’m too shy to speak to the waitress myself.
Me: That’s because last time I ordered to her, she went on about my voice. And I didn’t say that!
Miranda: Everyone says something about your voice!
Me: Ugh, I knowww.
Miranda: Let him take you on a date. Please, for me anyway? I think it’ll really help you!
Me: Wouldn’t that be leading him on? Just doing it so it may help me? That’s not very nice.
Miranda: I didn’t mean like that! You said you liked him.
Me: As a friend.
Miranda: You don’t like him that way?
Me: I dunno. I don’t really know his personality.
Miranda: Do you think he’s cute?
Me: In a puppy dog sort of way, sure.
Miranda: Don’t you like anyone?
Me: I don’t gossip about that sort of thing.
Miranda: It isn’t gossip!
Miranda: Jake has a farm.
Me: A farm?? Really? Does he have animals?
Miranda: I don’t know. I can ask.
Me: Um. No, that’s okay.
Miranda: No, hold on, I’ll ask him right now.
Miranda: Just give it a shot. Please, just to see if you like him. He’s really a great person.
Me: I don’t wanna be hooked up with anyone.
Miranda: Just try it, pleaaaassse. I’m only trying to help.
Me: Beni benimle birak. (leave me alone.)
Miranda: No! Just one date. You may really like him.
Me: Ugh. *sigh* What if I don’t like him like that? I don’t want to hurt him.
Miranda: It’s better to hurt him for only a little bit than never giving him a chance.
Me: But it seems so mean.
Miranda: No it’s not! It’s life!
Me: I guess that if I don’t like him or vice versa then it simply isn’t supposed to be that way.
Miranda: Exactly. So give him a shot, he really likes you.
Me: You know, I’ll only say yes because you will never stop bugging me about it. Besides, it may be fun. Maybe. Hopefully. Oh.. I don’t know, maybe I should just stay here…
Miranda: Nooo! It’ll be fun, please please please pleeeaaaseeee. *very dramatic please*
Me: *sigh* If it means that much to you. Alright.
Miranda: Yay! just one date, he doesn’t need to be your boyfriend or anything.
Me: Okay, I’ll just have to say that it’s nothing serious, just giving it a shot in case I do end up liking him.
Miranda: He’s sexy, how could you not?
Me: Looks are about as meaningful as the dirty pair of socks your husband likes to throw at me.
Miranda: Haha. You can hit him for that!
Me: That’s mean. I’ll stick to just mooning him haha.
Miranda: Hahaha. I’ll let you go then! Just next time you come over, you can call Jake! Okay? Ich liebe dich!
Me: I hate talking on the phone. Ich liebe dich auch. Bye!
I normally don’t ask for advice. But I’m not into dating quite yet, I’m working on my awkwardness and other things right now. But does this seem like a good idea? Or does it seem kinda mean? I thought I should only go on a date if I want to. Not because my sister bound and gagged me put a gun to my head and said “DATE HIM”.
I can’t help but think this feels a little wrong, but who knows, I may end up liking him. But if I’m not ready, this may do more harm than good. I don’t know what to think. The thing feels very confusing. Help?