As you may recall, the boy at the gym was “supposed” to be at the gym on Friday. He did say that he would see me there and I was so excited! I looked forward to it all day on Friday.
He didn’t show.
I didn’t see him in Sunday either. But then yesterday, he was there. And he’d mostly shaved his glorious, auburn beard off!!
I was hoping he’d stop by my elliptical and chat me up– but no. He was just in his own little world, doing his workout. Not noticing me.
He’s just not that into you.
So I made a point of going up to him and standing with my arms folded. He turned and flashed me a huge smile.
“Hey! I thought about you on Sunday– as I was shaving my beard.”
I told him I was very disappointed, and that he should keep the beard. Always. He promised me it was coming back.
Then he asked about my weekend and Art a Whirl and seemed all interested in me. And then I heard it.
He said “we”.
As in, not-he-and-I “we”, but he-and-someone-else “we”.
He just said it once, but… Damn. It sure sounds like he is partnered. Which would totally be my luck.
Why not just drop the “we” thing way earlier though? Like last week when we were chatting about the weekend just say something like “I don’t know what our plans are currently– maybe hitting happy hour.” Something. Anything.
This was was just rather cruel.