What Not to Do: A look at Dating in your 30's and Beyond*
- Don't hide in the bushes, it can never go well.
I had been dating a guy on and off for a number of years when it became long distance for a manner of months. We agreed that we would see other people and when I came back to town he was dating someone else. We talked about it and for the time being he was going to see where that relationship was going. One night I needed an extra hand hanging curtains and found him at home (which happened to be across the street from my apartment) and asked for his help. While he was hanging the curtains, his girlfriend called me (she was working on being my best friend -- why, I am not sure but she was). After a few minutes I mentioned that I needed to get back to the task at hand but failed to mention that her boyfriend was helping me, I figured she hadn't asked and since she seemed to be a little jealous it might be better to omit that fact. About half an hour later, we finished up and I offered to take him out for pizza as a thank you. As we walk towards his apartment, she jumps out of the bushes and dashes around the corner running at full speed. It took us a while to figure out that it was her and that relationship didn't go too far after that display of crazy.
*should you see yourself in any of the stories and you aren't the one who told me the story, JUST STOP DOING WHATEVER IT IS.