Well, "She" has moved on and found herself another man. I kinda figured she did as she, pretty much, dropped off the face of the planet. Having known her for so long I've learned that when she stops calling and emailing me all the time, she usually is involved. Like most women she never tells me because she "doesn't want to hurt my feelings." It's not like we've been in a relationship or anything but still, it would be nice if she'd flat out tell me she has a new man. She doesn't want to hurt my "feelings" but she's perfectly fine with letting me make an ass of myself. I'll see some event, concert, movie etc. that I think "she" might be interested in and I'll email her asking if she would like to go. Usually no response so I'll wait a couple weeks and send another email. She always had something going on. On Halloween of this year (my favorite holiday) I asked her if she wanted to come over and carve some pumpkins. We had done it before and we both enjoyed it. She said "yes" and, as usual, I took it with a grain of salt. "She" has quite a track record of bailing out at the last minute. So, I waited for the cancellation email to come but it didn't. I figured it would be a good idea to set a general time frame and sent her another email. We settled on a time a few days before the event and I realized I should probably clean the house and actually get some pumpkins. So, I clean the house, get two nice pumpkins, got the other supplies ready, made some food in case she wanted to stay for dinner (my Momma raised a good host), woke up earlier than usual and waited. The time for her to show up came and went. I sent her a slightly nasty email for bailing out on me and not even bothering to let me know she wasn't coming. I was seriously pissed. She finally responded with a lame excuse (she's a really bad liar.) The middle of November witnessed another few emails between us and she finally let on that she had a boyfriend. Well, no shit. I'm guessing she's been with him for quite some time, and that's fine. She doesn't fare well as a single person. I'm just pissed that she, again, let me make an ass out of myself. A simple "Hey, I just started dating this new guy and it wouldn't be appropriate for me to do things with you." would have saved me a lot of time and effort. But, I should have known better. "She" hasn't changed, I know her well, and it's on me for getting burned again. On the flip side, she also knows me and should have nipped it in the bud from the start. I'm glad our relationship didn't work out way back when because we would have been a completely dysfunctional couple. I'm sure if it had progressed to marriage (highly unlikely) that it would've ended in divorce. Either because she would have cheated on me or because we would have, finally, realized that we just weren't compatible. It still hurts a little though. Knowing that despite all of I've done for her and for sticking around through all the shit she's put me through, she didn't think I was good enough. Meh. If this current relationship of hers doesn't work out, and I hope it does, and if she's true to her style, I'll her from her when things go bad. I'm just wondering how I would react if she broke up with the new guy and called me. I think, considering how's she's treated me over the years, that I would give her back, in spades, exactly what she's given me. Assuming I'm single at the time, which is likely. If by some miracle I actually find a woman that gives a damn about me I think I would probably tell "Her" right from the start "I'm sorry to hear about your bad times. I'm seeing someone and I don't think it would be appropriate to continue communicating with you. I will always be available for you in an emergency, but casual contact is not a good idea." Not so hard is it? "She" knows right away that I'm involved with someone and am unavailable. I also get to give "Her" a slightly veiled "Fuck you!" and can soak in the Schadenfreude.
She still has a claw or two in me. I just realized I wasted all this time writing a blog post about "Her". Salt. Wound. Gullible.