In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to post about some of the not-so-great guys I’ve dated. Because they are Black. And they are also history. I’ve also dated two Puerto Ricans. But I’m still cool with both of them. Perhaps I’ll write something nice about them during Hispanic Heritage Month. Or on whatever day the Puerto Rican Day Parade is.
But for now, on to today’s post:
History-Making Move: He led me to believe I was his only girlfriend. According to his fiancée, I was not.
It’s never fun when you run into an ex.’Cause they inevitably catch you on a bad day… And even if you look good, you never look good enough. I was on a train today and sat down right next to — I mean literally knees touching and everything — a man I was seriously involved with about 6 years ago. Didn’t see him when I got on the train and hadn’t seen him since the last time I kicked him out of the house. And wow was it awkward.
I was lucky — I actually looked half-way decent. But when he tapped me on my shoulder I literally stopped breathing for a bit. Apparently we’ve been riding the same train at the same time every day for years, but we’ve never run into each other before.
Our conversation was really superficial:
Me: “So… what stop do you get off at?” (Translation — How much longer are you going to be on this damn train?)
He: “Me? Oh, just two more stops to McPherson Square.” (Translation — Yeah I’m counting too.)
Me: Oh… Cool.
I found myself digging around in my bag for stuff that wasn’t there. Trying to figure out if I snuck and turned my head and put on some lip gloss would it be too obvious…
Of course it would, Erin. He’s already been looking in your face for 5 minutes. He will notice the hot pink gloss.
Damn. You’re right, self.
Exhale. No matter how curious you are about what the other person has been up to, or how good/bad the split was, running into an ex is never pleasant. It’s like [insert super-appropriate analogy]. I’m hoping I don’t run into him again. But please believe that I’m gonna step my Metro fashion game up.
Just in case ;)