My first date was great! He picked me up and presented me with Prince’s new CD, LotusFlow3r (he must have remembered that Prince is my favorite artist) We then headed to dinner at the Weber Grill. Over dinner we talked and laughed about various things. Afterwards we went bowling at Jillian’s and ended the night by walking on the canal.
He was the perfect gentleman!
I’ve been asked on a date by a guy who seems different from the Men @ Work (he’s single for starters). He has been very sensitive and understanding about my loss. He is a good conversationalist and has listened attentively for the last month to my deepseated, ardent lamentations. This has been a good outlet for me as I don’t like to constantly burden family and friends with my tales of woe. I don’t feel that he has a hidden agenda either. It has been close to six months and I am finally at the point in which I have accepted my husband’s death.
I do think an occassional, platonic dinner and a movie would be okay, but I don’t know! It could just be my loneliness talking. Maybe this step would help me enter back into the Land of the Living?
No, I’m not talking about the Australian rock band, I’m alluding to the many men who have seemingly come out of thin air to attract my attention. I have been completely overwhelmed by the number of men vying for it. Some, I’m sure, don’t have the purest of intentions.
A vast majority of my would-be suitors are people I work with. I’m sorry, but I find this incredibly tacky considering that they know my situation. It has only been four months for crying outloud! I am really disturbed by their lack of decorum. I am not interested in being pursued or going on any dates. I know that I am not giving them any signs to appraoch me; but it hasn’t deterred them yet.
Here are a few of the said men who make their interest obvious:
- The Headcase: If the world is indeed a crazy place, then Eliza’s brother is the commander-in-chief! How he would even have the audacity to think that I’d have him beats me!!!! His arrogance is offensive! In the words of Cher from the movie Clueless “As if!”
- The Head Custodian: He is a handsome older man (mid 40’s) whom I have worked with the longest. I am not interested.
- The Substitute: The female students and teachers alike describe him as gorgeous. It’s crazy the reaction that he gets because I don’t find him good-looking and he is annoying to boot. He is also a masseur. I like “manly” men, not androgynous metrosexuals. I am not interested.
- The Special Ed Teacher: Married, no need to say anymore (but if you let him tell it, he’s not happy at home, no sympathy found here!) I am not interested.
- The Former Coworker: He is fair looking, but too intense for my liking. He heard through the grapevine about my husband’s death and attended the funeral. I am not interested.
- The Neighbor: Married, no need to say anymore! I am not interested.
- The School Police Officer: Older man, not my type. He looks like Ving Rhames with a Caesar. I am not interested.
- The Mechanic: An older guy who seems nice enough. I’m not interested.
- The Sheriff’s Deputy: Another older guy (late 30’s early 40’s). He is the same one who gave my battery a jump when my car wouldn’t start. My husband and I knew him from our frequent appearances in family court. He’s weird. I am not interested.
- The Reverend: He is an older man who looks much younger than he is (66 to be exact) and was the same clergyman who baptized my husband as a child! He has not directly stated his intentions, but his actions (I relunctantly admit) do. My friend Kara calls me “Shocked and Appalled” because some things that shouldn’t surprise me just do! I mean he is way too old for me, he knows my inlaws, he is a man of the cloth—-it’s too much for me to even ponder! This one makes me the most uncomfortable.
The bottom line is I am not interested! I want to use this time to heal. If I am meant to have another person in my life, I believe it will happen naturally. At this point I am not seeking nor do I want to be saught. Some men are disgusting creatures!