TWO people who barely know each other have been thrust into crisis after their mutual friend went for a pee.
Lucy Parry faced the prospect of making awkward small talk with Sophie Rodriguez after Charlotte Phelps nonchalantly abandoned them.
Parry said: “I thought we were meeting for one-on-one drinks. If I’d known I’d be expected to make tedious conversation with a near-stranger I’d have stayed at home. I’ve got enough friends and can’t be arsed to make any more.
“I knew Charlotte would be gone for f**king ages as she was wearing a playsuit. That adds at least six minutes onto a loo trip, which I had to spend trying to remember if Sophie is her nice friend from book club or the unhinged one going through a messy divorce.
“I considered going out for a cigarette at one point, and I don’t even smoke. Anything to escape the horrible tension of trying to think of something to say that wasn’t completely inane, but also didn’t invite her to tell me things about herself that I had to pretend to find interesting.”
Charlotte Phelps said: “They were lucky. I could have gone for a shit instead.”