Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Games are for children

Against all advice to the contrary, I sent High School Guy an email telling him I liked him. Here is the text (forgive some of the inside jokes):

Hi [HSG],Is there a particular reason we have to wait until this weekend to go out? My Friday and Saturday evenings are already scheduled with gal pals but I have nothing any other night until then. I know, I know, I'm acting like a desperate stalker. But you'll have to forgive me. For some reason I like you and I'd like to get to know you better. It could be the hairless shoulders, but I think it's the cheesy sense of humor. I'm a sucker for sarcasm and puns, and guys who cut their own hair. If there are reasons I shouldn't like you please let me
know sooner than later. You're in a satanic cult? You like to dress in women's clothing (only a bad thing if you are a smaller size than I am)? You have a third testicle? You have a steady girlfriend you have neglected to mention?


I also know you have a crazy life and lots of things on your plate so if you can't fit me in I can understand. I can be patient, really I can. So, can we go out? How 'bout now?

What about now?

So...now?

XXX

PS - Yup. Patience. It's a virtue I am unfamiliar with.


To my surprise he responded with a very thoughtful and honest message about his fears, scars and issues that might make it hard for us to have more than a very basic "Hey, I have nothing to do today, why don't we hang out?" relationship. Since I am not even 2 weeks divorced now and I have no idea what I want out of a relationship I think I'm ok with that. For now. I'll probably fall head over heels in like with the guy but that usually lasts about a week before I chill out and settle into an even keel. I should consider myself warned. He put his inability to commit right there on the table. No ifs, ands, or buts. But he also said he liked me too and thought I was wonderful. Hee hee. Watch me crash and burn people. Don't worry too much though. I was just in the grocery store and I specifically took off the glove on my left hand when I saw a cute guy coming toward me. Single girl on aisle 4!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, the ease of e-mail. It gets there immediately, and you don't have to keep up (physical) appearances throughout the whole thing. Way to go!
- Hairy Shoulders