Four (count 'em) Four Secret Admirers
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So, you guys, I went to my reunion. So much happened, but here's an interesting tale:
At the first meet and greet, my friend Mr. C tells me that he had a crush on me 20 years ago, back when he was secretly passing himself off as a straight person. I think he's openly gay now. Well, what can you say? Thanks, man, I'm flattered. He knew I was straight, and he was in the closet, so it made for a confusing situation for him, I guess.
I was sharing this tidbit at breakfast with my friend Ms. H. She's not really fazed. She says, "I had a crush on you too!" I gasped! What?! H, I liked you too! Why didn't you make it more evident? Why didn't we ever go out? She said she was too shy. I don't know why I never asked her out. She didn't seem that into me. Dang.
So I thought about this the rest of the afternoon. I knew another of my friends, Ms. M would be there. And I thought about how swimmingly we had gotten along back in the day. When I saw her, I asked her: Why didn't we ever go out? She says, "Because you never asked me!" Dang.
So of course, everyone's moved on and married now. But it's fun to think about. I always felt so fat and unattractive back then, even though I was at a weight I'd LOVE to be now. And to look back at photos, I was a handsome young man, but I didn't feel like it. It's funny that I was secretly admired, when I always felt so alone and undesirable.
Well, wouldn't you know. Today, I got a Facebook friend request from Ms. S, a girl from high school that I haven't talked to in 23 years. She says, "I had a huge crush on you back in Journalism class." Dang! That's 4 in a week!
Well, MAYBE, this is still going on in my life! Maybe I have secret admirers who are too shy to speak up. I don't think I should wait around another 20 years to find out. I'm going to hang this clipboard and pencil here on my desk. It has a space for my secret admirer's name, and a checkbox for if they have a crush on me or not. If they do, the admirer can request a time and place that they'd like to make out. I think that makes it easier on everyone. It will help me with scheduling.
Hmm, I should put a Boy/Girl checkbox on there, too.
Later, Speeples. :)