the alley rule

I have a lot of rules.

I don’t date military guys. I don’t date clarinet players. I only date guys between the ages of 26 and 38. Et Cetera, Ad Infinitum.

So I think I’m going to implement a new rule:

If I don’t want to take a guy into an alley and make out with him by the time our second date is winding down, no third date.

(This does not mean there will be alley makeouts, just that I would want there to be. And I’m not sure I’ve ever made out in an alley before, even though I did make out with Tal on 83rd street once for, like, an hour.)

That’s the new rule.


I was seriously busy. I think I was taking a shower, then I called my mom. And maybe I needed to dry my hair. And my internet connection went all spazzy.

But Christophe sent me a message:
“hey what's going on?
I'm sorry if it was the kiss.
I thought it would have been nice to do.”

I didn’t ignore him. . . on purpose. But I ignored him.


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Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

Ugh, I know just what you mean. It sucks when you're on the losing end because you're sure this person is CALCULATEDLY IGNORING YOU. But in reality? You're just busy. And you barely know this person and they aren't floating your boat.

Really, they're both the losing end. I hate both sides.

Mr London Street said...

Does the embargo on clarinet players actually rule out any tempting offers?

Libërty said...

i hear you man. i hear you.

Harper said...

I realized something in the last year. If you like someone, really really like someone, there is always time to call.

If I forget to call a boy back, it means I'm not that into it. If I like someone, I usually want to call them back immediately but force myself to wait a bit.

wendy said...

I've been feeling the same way lately - with work and travel and class, etc... I've been lame at responding to ppl. I think I may have cooked one of my match prospects in the process, too. Oh well.

I do like your rule, though. I'm going to steal it if you don't mind. :)

Elwood said...

Coming from a guy who's natural instincts seem to match Christopher's, I'd say it's a good thing you didn't get back to him.

He just sounds way too eager.