"Curiouser and curiouser" ~ Alice
It was a fairly good day today. But some ups and WTFs.
S-man came through with some beautiful salmon fillets... enough to feed about 10 people. So we are planning a fish BBQ this weekend or next. Cool beans!
Picked the fish up from a mutual friend, P... the daughter of my best local friend. Rumors run fast here. I had not told them I was moving yet. What??? you say... you have not told your best local friend??? A WTF moment to be sure. But she, Kp is a good ten years older than me and , not very approving of live in relationships. When I told them I could see that in her eyes. But they had the grace to be quiet about that. Actually what P said was "You've had a really hard time, you deserve this so don't feel any guilt".
I don't. I am glad that they took it well though. In fact, they invited us to their family reunion in June... after I move. P says "Because you are family, you know".I was unsure about driving back up so soon. But Randy being the sweetie that he is said "I'm not opposed to that. It's nice having a life again". I could not agree more. There will be lots of people who want to meet him and that will be a good venue. All those looky-loos. But I kind of like the idea of showing him off too. Ha.
My other WTF moment came once I was sitting at the computer waiting for Randy to finish his errands and talk to me. A frog that I have not heard from in a very long time after a sound paulting showed up on my chat.
We are talking at least 6 months. I was quite firm about not wanting to continue communication with him back then. We did not ever talk much. Only a few times.
He was obviously controlling and way too pushy. On top of that, he hardly spoke to me before he was demanding my address and personal info. It screamed scam in my head, so I give him the heave-ho.
His message today was ridiculous... as if we were some hot item and how much he missed me. Huh? Utter confusion there. He probably talks up so many women looking to cheat them that he forgets which is which.
I gave my simple and polite message... sorry but I am in a committed relationship and not interested in communication with you.
The message back was that he would only agree if I promised to be his friend. I said a very firm no, please do not contact me anymore. I will not answer any message, email or chat. We are not friends. I hardly spoke to you.
So as I am chatting with my fella, he keeps popping up on my chat. I don't know how to turn the darned thing off and it can interfere with my emails getting in timely. I was annoyed to say the least as I kept X-ing him out and he persisted.
I told the man about it... and that I wanted to change my email once I got down there on his service. He said I should not have to do that. No is no... give him the email address and he would take care of it. He did. The chat window became wonderfully calm. I've no idea what he said. Don't care an iota. I'm just glad that he did whatever it was. Stuff like that guy's persistence unnerves me and I had that "bad feeling" from that creep from the get go. Sheesh!
Four of my nicest frogs have checked in to see how I am doing. That is nice and that is fine.
Gave me an opportunity to say that I am so happy that I am moving in with Randy. Keep things crystal clear. I do not mind communicating with nice people who stay nice. But I doubt that they will continue to communicate though and that is fine too. Got to be honest and got to be clear.
Randy is not a jealous type and he does not care that I have friends who happen to be male. Nor is he a bully. He's really very even tempered. His best (besides me) friend is female. I have no problem with that either. We trust each other. But he is protective if I am creeped out. Not a bad thing in my opinion.
Okay. I've got it all down in my head now. There are 45 days until I get in my little clown car and go home for good. And 14 of those days will be spent with Randy anyway.
Thirty one days of no Randy seems like something I can manage with some decorum.
Very cool beans.
Until then, there is work. I will be starting my inventory two weeks earlier than usual. I want to be sure no computer snaffoos or drama pops up to delay my departure. I will have to train someone to take my place. I am the only one who knows how to run my library system. I know they will not agree to more than a week or two of training pay for someone. So it goes.
All I can say is come June 11th I am out of Dumb Potter's Hell for good.
I guess my question today concerning the creepy chat man is did I do the right thing by letting Randy handle it? Or should I just have kept X-ing him out until he gave up? I am curious what you folk think.