To illustrate how badly this guy failed, here is just one example of the things they talked about. This particular example came in the beginning of the Phillies game, while he was still at his lowest point of drunkenness.
She mentioned that she was reading the series A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the (amazing) show Game of Thrones is based.
She expressed how much she loved the books.
He said, “Isn’t that the shit with elves and shit?”
She then gave him a basic education of the series, doing so in such an accommodating and easy-to-understand language that made it easy for any second grader or drunken 28-year old to comprehend. And she described it in such an adoring and tender tone that made it clear that it was something near and dear to her heart.
I, myself, happen to love the show, and when she had finished her eloquent description of the books, I wanted to immediately pull out my iPhone, purchase it on iTunes, and begin reading it, right there in my expensive seats at the Phillies game.
“You really should check out the books,” she said to her date. “They are great.”
“Nah,” he replied. “I’m not into that shit.”