Tonight’s “date” told me he would be in a class til 8:30. He texted me a half-hour earlier and I didn’t check my phone til 8:15. By then he was already on his way home. To be honest, I had totally forgotten about meeting him. Originally we were going to get together before his class. But I have been having a helluva time keeping all these faceless torsos straight!
If this texting exchange doesn’t put you to sleep, you will probably find yourself asking why I bother… [Everything is written as it was texted. No edits.]
Hey – its Sam. Up for that how ya doin beverage – or another night?
Are you done with your class?
I’m not in Chelsea, I’m further north. Where are you?
Okay then. Guess you went home. You’d said 8:30. Sorry I missed you!
Hey – yeah… Was kinda slowly walking to the train in the rain. I’m sure I just missed you by seconds lol. Oh well – hopefully you’ll give me another shot?!
So you’re sayin there’s a chance!? Oh yeah!
Well I feel a little like you blew me off. But whatever!
No – really. I was just kinda standing there for a good 1/2 hour thinking the same thing…
You told me 8:30. You texted me before 8. I responded before 8:30. So I didn’t blow you off. It’s cool, no worries. You need to get back to a wife and suburbia!
I live on the upper upper east… No suburbia for me lol!
Well what’s your hurry then? You couldn’t give me 15 minutes? Sorry. Go home.
Well just cause its not suburbia doesn’t mean I didn’t have to be home. Its cool – sorry if I peeved you
I forget everyone else is on a tight leash.
Yeah… Its kinda true. Gimme another shot. I’m a good guy (lol!)
Well, no offense, but given the circumstances it’s tough to believe you’re THAT good of a guy. You do realize we connected on a site for people looking to cheat on their spouses. That said, I’m sure you’re a nice guy. But if we schedule another meeting and you text me a half hour early and then head home, well, that won’t really work for me. I was ready to meet up at or after 8:30 as you’d said. Ya know?
Ok – goooood point on the spouse thing…
I did say 8:30. Thought I said 8. That is certainly my bad…
No worries. I had said we’d meet up before your class. Which I probably could’ve but I spaced…
Well – where there’s a will there’s a way. We can try again.