The New M.E. Generation

{October 14, 2013}   Looking Back 15 – Kiss and tell

‘If you ever feel like talking, I’m here for you,’ wrote I.

‘I’m done dealing with my current relationship. I rather talk with you about the old days. I remember you being an awesome kisser,’ said he.

‘An awesome kisser?’ I do remember that one time when he took me for the ride on his car. But saying that I was ‘awesome’ is a major word.

‘Thanks for the complement, but I have a vague memory about that. My memories of you and I interacting are at the beach and at a distance in school,’ continued I.

‘You don’t remember a lot do you?’ asked he. ‘You and I go way back. Actually, I looked forward to seeing you in school.’

‘Maybe you and I had something going on since being teenagers, but we really didn’t have anything together. I don’t even know how to define it.’

I kept thinking about the kissing and what really happened between us. If it was that great, why didn’t it continue or he kept some sort of contact after graduating? It’s a mystery I still haven’t figured out.

I continued writing, giving all details that I had about that infamous car ride. While at it, I questioned myself why I was doing this and if he would care at all about what I had to say.

‘I remember that very well. I like chatting with you.’

‘Like I said; if you ever want to talk, let me know. Better yet, let’s have a talk over a drink, that is, if we ever get to see each other again.’

‘Thanks; you’re very sweet. Of course we’ll see each other. Don’t know when because of the distance and all the things going with work, kids, etc.’

Here we go again. Why is that all guys I meet are complicated? When am I ever getting a break?

So, now, how am I going to do this?

Well, I have two options. One is a phone call. Two is an email.

And what did I choose?

Option two of course.

I’m not going through any more of those ‘under three minutes of less’ conversations that really pissed me off in the past.

Yes, email will be.

I know I will probably get (if I do) a ’30 words or less’ (make it more like 20; better yet, 10) response from Brian, which, at the end, will equally upset me. But that all depends on how much I’m willing to let that affect me.

Keeping this in mind, I decided to keep my message as simple and direct as possible, with no mention of meeting up in the future or anything like this, which I did, and read something as follows:

“Hi Brian. The other day I was at a bar with my girlfriend and we met a colleague of yours, Stephan, who tried to pick her up. Nice guy.

I also heard from him that your life is doing well. Glad to hear that.

Best regards, Emma”

Now it’s a matter of waiting for a reply, if any.

I can’t deny I’m curious to know if Stephan mentioned the encounter with Brian and what was Brian’s reaction was when he learned about it.

Brian probably responded like a typical ‘surfer dude’ would do: “Yeah? Cool.”

That’s it, with not a lot of fuzz about it. And then, he simply went back to work as usual.

That’s it, just like that.

et cetera