Saturday, May 31, 2008

What a mess I'm making

Well, folks - Jack is in a pickle. Well, sort of anyway. I don't even know where to begin. Um, ok - let's start with 46.
So, i'm new in town and I don't really have a lot of options, you know? But I need a couch, Craig's List is mocking me with bargain after bargain and I break down and ask 46 to help me move my couch. He does, which is very nice of him. I am very grateful - I really am.

He even bought me dinner at this sandwich shop and we talked for a while. And I can't keep up with this man - I try like hell to talk to fill the empty air before he gets going, but alas - he beats me every time. He got on a roll and talked a lot again. But not as much as last time - maybe he talks like this until it's out of his system and then he's like normal?

Well, anyway - the next day (yesterday) he texts me:

"I hate to admit it, but I thought about you today. LOL"

Consciously taking the bait, I said, "I'm curious. What did you think about?"

"Just HAVE to push it, don't you. ; ) I was thinking that I would love to hold you."

I guess I asked for it - but I just really didn't know what to say. I don't feel the same way, but it would certainly explain why the man would come and help ME move the couch and then pay for dinner too. And, I suspected as much, I admit - but I didn't want to hear it. I really didn't. If he didn't go there, I could go on pretending this friendship was just that, but no. Here we are. And I didn't respond.

Eventually we cleared the air and I told him, via text, that I didn't know what to say to that. he said he didn't need a response. *whew*

I've got bigger problems at this point, though - my new coworker is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. We hang out a bit and go get drinks and all that jazz, but me is thinking she is really feelin' me and I'm freaking out. Why?

  1. I still think she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen
  2. She's married
  3. She tells me her marital problems
  4. She says she will probably get divorced
  5. I still think she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen
  6. I'm realizing that when we just go chill, she likely thinks we dating
  7. Last night, before she left the bar, she hugged me and kissed me on the cheek.
  8. I still think she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.
  9. Jokingly, she told me she would be my wife

My suspicion that she was feelin me was clinched when she told me that one night after we got off of the phone, her husband complained, "Well, YOU sure put a lot of energy into that conversation." And apparently, she said something along the lines of "if you treated me like HE treated me, maybe I'd put that much energy into OUR conversations."

Apparently, that didn't go over very well with the old man.

And I sat in the office while she told me this thinking ... omg, wait - she's actually TELLING me this.

And I really like her - but she doesn't know about JACK. And I can't really TELL her about JACK because she's my CO-WORKER and I keep JACK at home and not in the office and I know you shouldn't shit where you eat, especially since she and I share a fucking office, and that she's married ... but did I tell you she's one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen?

You see my problem? These are my only two options right now. Hence, the title of this blog.

Go ahead - riddle me with bullets ... I so deserve it.


The Jaded NYer said...

since my vacation doesn't officially start until tomorrow, I came over here to say:

WHO'S the beautiful woman you've ever seen? And you might want to think about that question before you answer it...

*waits patiently before leaving for the cyber-airport...*

JACK said...

Oh, about this Delilah over here, I said she was ONE of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. But *THE* absolutely most beautifulest women in the entire world?!?? Well, that's you, of course.