I was dating two guys at once.
As a girl raised to believe dating was for the sole purpose of finding a spouse, and anything else was a complete waste of time and energy, this was a huge milestone.
Dating for fun. What a novel concept.
I was having a blast.
One day, after returning from an appointment with my attorney (those were always a good time,) and picking up some fast food (ah, the days of the post-divorce weight-loss. When I could eat anything and not gain weight…) I returned to my desk to discover a terrific prize inside my paper bag.
A bendy straw.
Oh, how I love bendy straws. They make an ordinary soda into a fun look-at-the-liquid-bend experience. Plus, you can play with the straw — crink. crink. crink. — bending it back and forth. (My co-workers love me.)
I decided to hold a little contest. I sent the same text to both guys at once. [gasp!]
“Aren’t bendy straws the greatest thing ever?”
I was hoping to see who would respond first. The thought being that the guy who could come back with the first witty response totally “got” me. He and he alone was man enough for my quirky.
No response from either boy.
hmmmmm….strange but ok. People are too busy to play my stupid game. Fine.
A little while later one of the guys responded with something stupid about how they are pretty good, but not the greatest thing.
Eh… probably a sexual innuendo in there I purposely overlooked.
Months later, I discovered that KCFilmGuy not only loved bendy straws, he had recently purchased the ultimate DIY Drinking Straw from ThinkGeek.com. In true nerd-boy fashion, he showed me a world of bendy straws I didn’t even know could exist.
He was marvelously perfect for me in every way.
And I don’t have to text another guy to figure that one out.
Stay tuned for Part III of Have lasso. Will love again.