This short story featured in the US Anthology entitled 'The Forgotten'.
The piece looks at Sonny Reid and his adventures one evening as he lands up at a speed dating event.
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
Sonny Reid hates the modern world and all the technology that makes it move so fast. He wants to slow down and take everything at his own pace. Bored of his regular antics at his regular bar, adventure comes calling to him when he receives an online invite to a speed dating evening at the restaurant down the road...
"The world moved too fast for Sonny Reid and the only way to calm its orbit, was for him to get the good whisky, at the good seat, at the not-so-good pub he frequented every Friday evening."