Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You Want This

Anybody use these things? I've been collecting them for God only knows how long, for some reason I'm not sure of and need to get rid of them. First person that emails me their address gets 'em!

Well, I've been musing over this man that called me last weekend and I have to say I'm perplexed. How bizarre (I know that has become a theme with me) that this guy would call after 12 or 13 years. I mean, I remember him well and we were friendly but I just never got the impression back then that he even paid me much mind. And now that his wife has passed away he wants to come see me? OK, I'm not stupid, I know what that sounds like that's all about but I hate to say, I'm suspicious. If he is anything like what I remember, he shouldn't have any trouble finding a woman. What's he want with me? I think he is actually looking for someone else. Trying to get in touch with somebody else we worked with back then or something. It's also funny that he just happen to be working on a job for one of the very few superintendents that has my phone number and knows how to get in touch with me. Ugh! I think I'm going to become a hermit (hermitess?) and get, like 50 cats to occupy my time. So, even though I tried to be very friendly on the phone and sound honestly like I would like to see him, I don't think he will call back. I probably said something really stupid or sounded like an idiot to him. I perfected that technique with the Switchman. I really think I have been a rough ol' construction worker too long and am not fit for polite society anymore.

*Janet Jackson


Anonymous said...

Maybe he just chickened out and it has nothing to do with how you sounded ya drongo LOL

Pablo said...

Guys are a lot less complicated than they let on. You've probably got him figured out.

Does he read your blog?

I'm sending you my address in case you still have those coupons.

Island Rider said...

I try to refrain from giving advice to people I don't know, but I think you worry too much. You have so many talents and from your writing sound like a clever, interesting and kind person. I know you are lonely, but think you should quit trying to read so much into his call and focus on the things you can do something about. One of these days, you are going to be focused on some creative, smart work or art and look up and "he" (whoever "he" might be) will be standing there in front of you and you will say, "Wow, I didn't he know he was there." That's my two cents which won't even buy you a piece of gum these days.

edifice rex said...

Hey Molly! LOL! Probably! I know I'm nuts!

Hey Pablo! Oh yeah, I think men are fairly simple in their motivations. I am almost certain he does not even know my blog exists.
I'll send the coupons right away.

Hey IR! Well, I value everybody's advice!
I do worry too much, or I would say, analyze everything too much but a lot of this sort of thing I write about is just to have something TO write about. Usually these things are curious or funny and it's just a story to tell. I promise I'm not sitting by the phone waiting for any man (even the Switchman) to call. I do sometimes get lonely but I have a small social life and, believe it or not, don't tell everything about it! ;D

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You may not make a big impression on men but you sure make lingering impressions.:)

edifice rex said...

Hey Philip! Yeah, but whether they are good or bad impressions is the thing! Haha!!