8/06/2014

...But According to Her, You're Still Dating

Story Sent in by Martin:

I took Paula out to a nice place to eat and we had a decent talk. The whole time, though, she seemed distracted by something. I asked her if everything was okay.

She said, "Not really. See I'm kinda already seeing a guy."

Wow. Nothing like that to quench the spark. I asked her, "Then why are you out on a date with me?"

She said, "It's just a phase he's going through. He has it real good with me. I guess he just needs some time."

I began to understand. "So you're on a... break?"

She said, "That's what I'm calling it, anyway."

"For how long?" I asked.

She rolled her eyes. "Three and a half years."

Did I hear that correctly? "That's a long break," I said.

She sighed as if she had been awake for each minute of those three and a half years. "I've been through more than most people who've lived entire lifetimes. And the kicker is, he actually got married last year."

"Hmm. So not so much a 'break' and more of a 'break-up.'"

She said, "Whatever. He'll come to his senses eventually. I just wanted to be honest with you."

"Thanks."

She hummed a happy tune to herself, then we had a relatively pleasant time for the rest of dinner. There was no second date.

5 comments:

  1. This crazy lady sounds just like Lorna Morello from Orange is the New Black. Getting all moist and going knuckle-deep in her ham wallet whilst thinking about the man of her dreams...who is completely over her and married to someone else.

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  2. And Paula went on the date Chunky Horse...before he left a bloody note carved into her back stating he needed a break.

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  3. Uh, I hate to break it to ya, but after three years...he ain't coming back.

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  4. He will totally come to his senses any day now. You just hang in there Paula!

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  5. I also sense Paula was nagged into going on a date by her friends.

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