Aug 7, 2007
tales from the trenches (part 2400?)
I realize what follows is repetitive, but that's the point I suppose.
So, this guy I met a while back still hasn't responded to an email I'd sent two weeks ago.
After our second date I waited a few days and thanked him for it. He wrote back that he was busy. I waited a few days and wrote back...and that's where it ends.
I purposefully haven't mentioned my meeting of him to anyone until now, for fear of jinxing what seemed like a real possiblity. Now, I guess it's not.
I really liked him too.
Aaaaaaaaanyway, the day before yesterday, in a pique of desperation (but I think pretty well masked), I went again on the offensive. Better to get back up on the horse again than moping around, I thought, right?
Naively, I responded to three ads online in the past week. One hasn't even looked at my profile. One took a look and never responded, and the one I wrote to this morning has just sent this in response to my complimenting of his ad:
"Hi, Thanks for the note. Good luck to you."
Now that's pretty much the nicest kiss-off you can expect to get.
I also foolishly renewed an old ad I had once placed. All full of eagerness this morning, I open my mail to find a response from this guy. Today he responds again...this time with a snide commment about me renewing my ad. I suppose it bothers him that I'm trying again. Who knows? By the way, despite it all, I've never said anything but nice things to him, in what little communication I had. I really don't understand why someone would take the time out to comment on my renewal of an ad. If you're not interested, leave it alone. Why be snide? I don't understand.
After nearly twenty years of this sort of thing, I'm amazed I have any self esteem left, I really am.
But I have to say, what little I do have is wearing pretty thin.