He didn’t last very long.
(that’s what she said 😉 )
I kind of suspected it from the get-go, but he was an arrogant jerk.
Lemme backtrack a moment…
At noon on Tuesday he sent me a text (this is not what makes him an arrogant jerk):
Hey there. I’m at XXX Ave and XXX St on my lunch break. Maybe I could check out your place of work? Otherwise, we should totally have lunch or something.
He had mentioned that his new office wasn’t far away from the neighborhood where I work (I didn’t give him any name or address, just the general area).
It spooked me a little. Probably because of MM only a week before.
And he wasn’t that far away!
I was hoping that he hadn’t googled my phone number and found my work address. It would really suck if he had already hopped on a bus to come see me!
To avoid this happening again, that evening I decided to send him the note I wrote in my grandiloquent post the other day – with a couple minor alterations.
Admittedly, it wasn’t the nicest letter for him to read, but I tried very hard to stay in line with all his formality and hoity-toity wordsmithing and still try to say what I felt should be said.
Even so, I’m not entirely sure the following response was called-for:
I am, in fact, an immensely cool, different-thinking, non-shallow person… And “the more he opens up…”? WTF is that?! We went on one fucking date. And he barely spent any money on me at all – less than $5! (and he still has a free bus pass from his last job, so the bus ride/s didn’t cost him a cent!)
Someone must have been living in some kind of fantasy world since Friday night: building stories in his head… I’ve barely said anything to him since Friday. One tiny email and one tiny text – very tiny.
I toyed with the idea of letting it be, but decided not to…
Here is where it gets really good!
“Were you hoping to read my blog and discover I was actually an idiot?”
Umm… No, but maybe a little more human; maybe a little bit less of a snob…
Umm… What “commitment” was that exactly?