has got to be one of the most effective
character building activities
God has ever devised.
I was writing to a man – a man I wasn’t entirely sure I was interested in –
He lives in another state and
I haven’t yet seen his picture,
but I’m adventurous, so
why not try testing the waters.
I have found that with some people, I can get a really good read on them
from what we can do with text between us –
the verbal parrying and playful sentence crafting…
This individual (I’m using restraint – be proud of me)
was complaining, yet again, this week
because I was not prompt in my responses
to his “cutesy” email forays –
“Hi! Whatcha doin?”
So, I let him know that, unfortunately, I’ve been ridiculously busy this week.
This lead to, “Oh, so you’re married, huh?”
“Well then what?”
How about I work three part-time jobs, just about all week, and yesterday was also
painting custom ordered wine glasses that HAD to be done last night
so that they could air dry the prescribed number of hours before then
being baked the prescribed number of minutes
so that they can either be picked up Thursday late at night
or first thing in the morning on Friday.
“Gee, for a chubby girl, you’d think you’d be happy to get attention. You just seem bitter.”
“Gee, I’m not interested in a broke girl.”
“Yeah, you might say that you have a Masters degree and you might say
that you’re helping take care of your parents and you might say that
upstate NY is lacking in full-time jobs with salaries like you had in Virginia…
but I think you’re just justifying your being broke and chubby.”
So, I laughed
Told a friend
who got pissed
on my behalf
Then she laughed
and I deleted his ass
from my email account.
Dating is purgatory – surely God I’m earning my wings, right?