If you recall, I had a wicked crush on GermanClassDude for a very long time. I had promised myself that should the occasion happen that one or both of us was no longer taking the class that I would ask him out.
A while ago (kinda too embarrassed to tell you just how long ago, so a while ago) it happened. He dropped the class, as did I, and I emailed him. We emailed back and forth for a bit, and I finally hit send on this email:
'well, let me know if you want to hang out sometime!'
And I received no response.
I was bummed, then I was pissed. I could not believe that this "nice guy" was not so nice, and I went out on a limb and .......righteous indignation etc.....
And I told my best gal pals all about it.
And then they dropped the bombs on me - one right after the other:
Apparently, my email was VAGUE and could be discounted and misinterpreted etc etc etc.
Time would pass, and I would see GermanClassDude around with his cute bald head and walking his cute little dog.....and I would seethe and ignore him. Sure, on the occasions that he saw me, he'd wave, and I'd kinda pretend to not see him and just keep on driving......
Gal pals decided recently to bring up this whole debacle. And they harangued me. And pestered me. Ok, maybe they just suggested nicely that I get to the bottom of this. Were they right? Was I vague? I am never vague!! Or was I right? He wasn't interested, and was not nice guy enough to just say it......
Then last night happened. I was a little tipsy with a combination of Champagne, beer, and sugar cookies, and I went online to see who was around.
And there he was.
Typy type type
So, I need to ask you a question!
And then I proceeded to go there.
I said blah blah blah.....email
He said email? refresh my memory!
Then I asked the question - vague? or not interested?
and I waited
and I opened another beer
and I waited
Ah, yes, I remember this email.
It was, without a doubt VAGUE
Oh? Ok, well sorry to bother you blah blah blah (in my brain? Why the fuck did I even bring this up! He must think I'm insane! Because clearly, I am insane!)
There's something to the not interested too - I was dating a different woman at that time. But I should have responded, either way.
No no no!! Bluster back pedal (wtf am I doing!! crazyVon! crazy!)
Him: I'm sorry, though. I wasn't sure if you wanted to "hang out" or "go out"
in for a pound, in for a penny!!!
Me: Well, I wanted to hang out to see if we should maybe go out.....
Him: Oh. Yeah, still it was vague.
Me: And I'm guessing you're not single now....
Him: Sounds good.
At least I have a story to amuse you. And I'm guessing he now has a story to amuse his friends and co-workers, so there's that.
And now I know the deal.
But, really, ME?!?! VAGUE!?!??