Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Coffee Date #1

Well, Coffee Date Number One happened on Sunday evening. This one only lasted three hours and the woman had very nice teeth so that was a plus. And she was a minute or two early (I was like 10 minutes early because that is how I am with everything, except work for some reason....anyway....), so she definitely got bonus points for that.

But, (you did you know there would be a but coming didn't you?) there just wasn't a spark for me. I wasn't left wanting more. It was just eh, like chatting with someone you'll never see again while you're waiting for a train or a plane or the dentist. And while I didn't want to run screaming from Starbucks I also was not left wondering what kind of impression I'd made on her and whether or not she'd want to see me again and what kind of china we'd pick out when we moved in together....

Don't get me wrong she was very nice and decent looking (although it seemed like she was born with unfortunately tight dirty blond curls that she doesn't really know what to do with, but it was hard to tell what with her hair being pulled back into a very tight pony tail). I'd venture to say she was attractive even, but I was not attracted to her. So even though the conversation was fun I have no desire to go for round two with her. Even with the possibility that we might talk more about how Satan controls the temperature in Hell. Yes, you read that right. That was one of the things we talked about on Sunday.

But how do I tell her that I pass on round two? Because, this is me we're talking about and this is hard for me. And also because she e-mailed me later Sunday night to say that she'd had a good time and wants to get to know me better. I know that honesty is the best policy and I know that I should just tell her "hey it was great talking with you, but for me at least friends is as far as it might ever get." It's not that hard to type those words out. I mean I just did it right? And it's not as though she'll be heartbroken and never get over me. We don't even know each other. Why do I find this so hard??? So, I am doing what I seem to do so well at times which is avoid responding for a while. I like to think I'm just taking my time to formulate an appropriate and well thought out response. But I can call a spade a spade when need be and in this case I am avoiding pure and simple.

It was hard for me to figure out what lyrics to post with this entry. How do you find a song that describes an "eh" coffee date? So instead of lyrics about that I'm going with lyrics that describe my day at work. Well sort of at least....

So I present to you Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.

Come on now who do you
who do you who do you who do you think you are
ha ha ha bless your soul
you really think you're in control
but I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
just like me

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