Friday, March 23, 2012

A Sign of Social Graces

aka It Never Would Have Worked Out Anyway.

Oz is going through some health issues.  And rather than start dating the girl who knows a thing or two about health issues and how to lighten the mood, he decided to recover solo.  (Either option is respectable, I just happen to prefer option number one.)

In the mean time, I pursued an unexcitable yet enjoyable fellow from one of my classes (mistake #1).  Until his phone broke. Or was stolen. Or probably something not exciting nor enjoyable.  For those wondering, he wasn't merely avoiding me and missing my calls.  The phone was off; it never rang.  Straight to voicemail.  For over a week long.

But being rather bold and brassy, and not wanting to let the start of something good just fall away due to technological difficulties, I sent him a quick email (mistake #2).  The email itself was rather neutral.  And without a second thought I hit send.  But I sent it through my university's web-interface.  Which in turn and despite several checks to make sure everything was in order, sent it to the entire class.

Yep. Horrified. I felt a lot like that little guy on the sign. 

Until I realized that it could have been worse.  And that I have done worse.

I have run into a stop sign on my bicycle. That landed me in crutches and a leg brace for a few weeks.  During that time everyone came up and asked, "How did that happen?!" And I had to admit that I hit a stop sign. On my bike.

That was a nightmare and a grounds for mild social mocking.

So my email mishap is mild compared to bicycling.  At least the email will blow over in less than a week due to college students' short attention spans in conjunction with the start of a new quarter on Monday.

So if I don't hear from him, it is a sign that it never would have worked out anyway.  And I definitely need someone brave enough to handle my [lack of] social graces.  Maybe someone who hit a barn while riding a horse?

Oh, and maybe it is a sign I should try harder for Oz....


Lara Schiffbauer said...

Man, that's tough... I am always afraid of something like that happening at work, so I constantly double check before I send out an e-mail. I hope it all works out okay.

One Bad Pixie said...

Sometimes it is a sign to try harder. How far will you go to get what you want?

Other times it is a sign that this is not meant to be.

The difficulty lies in figuring out what the truth is under it all.

Go for it and see where it takes you.

JohnD said...

Never date fellow students - they have all the maturity of someone your own age - go for an older person. You know you can't beat an old fashioned couger for experience, fun and knowing where all the best places to be are located!