"Nice Guy" dude is a complete douche to his date… then an off-duty cop intervenes
If you don't know what a "Nice Guy" is, be careful not to be one!
In the subReddit AskReddit, the question was quite clear: Women of Reddit, what has been your worst 'nice guy' experience?
If you've never heard of the "Nice Guy" concept, think about the kind of guy who doesn't consider himself to be a sexist, but is so in a subtle way of behaving: he will accept to be your friend, all the while thinking about how to get inside your pants. He will deny this of course. In the beginning anyway. But once he's ready to pounce, and you turn him down, it'll all be your fault. As if the fact that he's been nice to you for so long gives him some sort of free-access pass to your boobs and/or crotch (to put it mildly). And that's when he'll start throwing accusations around, become agressive and his real character makes itself known.
This is what happened in this story, which we'll let the narrator tell:
I'm having dinner with my girlfriend at the time, and behind us are a couple on a date. It is.. not going well. Guy was being rather creepy and making some pretty inappropriate comments, the girl doesn't look at all comfortable.
The girl finishes her appetiser really quickly, my guess is she wanted to get it over with. Guy proceeds to comment on it and says "well, least I know you can swallow right?". Loudly. Girl goes red and tells him that isn't appropriate, he literally waves his hand in a "shoo" type motion and says "oh calm down I was going to find out in a few hours anyway".
I missed her exact reply as she moved to a hushed tone, but it was fairly obvious what was being said - fuck no, fuck off, fuck this. He responded with "sweetheart I picked you up, I know where you live". She lost the colour in her face and said nothing.
No. No. Fuck no. I'm one of those "get involved" type of people and there is no way I'm sitting here watching this go down. I get up. I don't know what I'm going to do, but I'm 23, fighting fit and happy to put that motherfucker through a wall.
I was halfway out of my chair when a hand came down on my shoulder and I look up to this mid-50s but super fit guy who says "Easy.. I've got this one son". Absolute, total confidence in his voice.
He walks over, grabs a nearby chair, flips it around and sits down with the couple. Then.. he pulls out his police ID and puts it on the table. Now the guy doesn't have any colour in his face.
Cop: "So, I'm quietly celebrating my daughters birthday with my family when I distinctly hear you threaten this young lady, would you care to explain yourself?"
Guy: "I, ah, well, um, you see.."
Cop: "That's what I thought. Now see, we take a very dim view of that kind of thing, so right now I'm deciding if I want to have some of my buddies come pick you up."
Guy: "oh no well that..."
Cop: "But that would disrupt everyone's dinner, so how about you hand me your ID, because I wouldn't want you running off on me, then you go see one of the staff here and settle your bill.. the full bill now, this young lady shouldn't go hungry on account of your poor behaviour. Or we can go with the first option, I'll leave it up to you."
Guy: "No no! That's perfectly fine!"
*hands over ID, gets up and walks very quickly in the direction of the counter*
Cop: *while writing down the guys details* "Sorry about that miss, I hope I'm not intruding it just seemed like you could use some help. Oh and don't worry, if you want to pursue this further I'll have some of the boys pick him up on his way home, we can definitely take this further."
Girl: "No, thank you so much, I wanted to run out 30 minutes ago but he drove me here".
Cop: *shifts from hardarse cop to comforting father figure in about half a second* "Well I'm here with my daughter, she's about your age, perhaps you'd like to finish your meal with us? We can run you home afterwards if you'd like, unless you'd prefer to call someone else?"
Girl: "Oh.. that would be really nice.. thank you so much!"
*guy returns, so does the hardarse cop*
Guy: "Uh so, I've paid the bill, if I could have my ID back.."
Cop: "There you go.. now I have your details right here so I highly recommend you don't go near or contact this young lady ever again."
Guy: "Yes yes of course, I'm so sorry!"
The guy pretty much fled the restaurant, the girl went and sat with the cop and his family and by the time we left they were still sitting around talking and laughing about random crap.
It was hands down the best way I have ever seen anybody handle any situation, ever.
That cop is my hero.
Quite the story, huh? Now, you must know that a lot of the stories you read on Reddit are to be taken with a pinch of salt. It may have happened exactly as described, and we'd like to think that we live in a world where something like that did actually happen.
But some people, who are used to Reddit, will be asking if $100 dollars were involved, if the whole restaurant burst out into applause and if the cop's name was Albert Einstein. To understand what I mean by that, meet us in the subReddit called ThatHappened, where all of internet's cynics hang out.
We'll let you be the judge of the moral of the story, but we do advise you to stay away from "Nice Guys": they DO exist.
If you've known any as described, tell us all about them in the comments, we'd love to know!