My mom is upping the ante on this goal. She routinely warns me to “give guys a chance.” She seems to think that I am rejecting men all the time!
So last night, I’m at a swing dance practice session, and this older guy is dancing with me, and he says “wanna get a beer?” and I say “right now? Can I take a rain check?” because, I admit, he seemed to be at least 45 and that is a lot older than me! But then he started telling me about how he is a published author and works for the UN, and I wondered if maybe I should listen to mom and give him a chance. So I asked him one or two very mild questions, and it came out that he is STILL MARRIED, but “estranged” from the mother of his 5 year old son. THEN he started criticizing this random woman at the dance for choosing to become a single mother. Huh? Isn’t he about to leave his wife and kid? So, thank goodness, my hasty decision to not have a beer with this man was DEAD RIGHT.
Dear Mom, I’m not ruling men out for stupid reasons. I promise. I’m keeping my heart open as best I can. Love, A.