You know what’s worse than being stood up by a guy you’re interested in? Being stood up by a guy that you’re not interested in. I was supposed to meet my friend (and yes, former dear john e-mail writer) Paul for lunch today. I raced through work this morning and just barely had enough time to get home, shower & change and get to the restaurant in time. I mean I hauled ass. So I got there even a bit early (i’m good under pressure) and it occurred to me that Paul hadn’t checked in with me today like he usually does when we’re meeting, so I text messaged him with a ‘we’re still on for lunch today, right?’. To get a text in response, 15 minutes later exclaiming ‘OH NO! I totally forgot’. And then some follow-up text about how he’s helping a friend in court? Uh, you’re not an attorney shithead, so what the hell?
Anyway, I didn’t respond as all I could think up to say was ‘fuck off’. I thought that would be a bit rude. Now, I ask you, how is it that I am so entirely forgettable that he is the one to make plans with me for today on Saturday. Not 2 weeks ago, not even a full 2 days ago. And he forgets. I swear to god that this was not a good day to do this to me. Well, not that any day is a good day to be forgotten, but really?
So I left the restaurant and went across to parking lot to pick up chinese for lunch. No, not a chinese person, the food. And brought it back home to eat with my dogs. In my cute dress, with my nicely applied makeup. Lovely. Anyway, I still haven’t responded to him, nor has he responded back begging my forgiveness (i tend to hold grudges about shit like this as I don’t think I’ve ever forgotten to meet a friend anywhere).
I was really hoping to be able to start pulling myself out of the dumps today (as my attempts over the weekend didn’t work so well) and Paul, for all of his totally oblivious ways, always manages to make me laugh (yes, usually at him, but whatever). It’s looking like that’s not going to be happening today.
As I have absolutely nothing uplifting or entertaining to write, here are the fortunes I got in my fortune cookies (yes, plural – my dogs love them – i just love the fortunes)
fortune #1) Someone new is coming into your life to the benefit of you both ………………. yeah, whatever
fortune #2) You will find your solution where you least expect it within the week ……………. and this would be the solution to which of my current challenges?
Anyway, today just goes to support my claim that MONDAY”S SUCK!