So two days after my conversation with Mr arrogant's and my mutual friend, I got the most amazing bouquet of roses. There were about 50. I smiled. I figured they were from Mr Brown who although his visits were few and far between, did little things like this to let me know he was thinking of me.I couldn't find a card anywhere.
I sent him a text to say thank you and that the flowers were lovely. He sent me one back almost immediately.
"I am sure they are lovely, but I didn't send them"
So who did? T'was a mystery, my love life is non existent, there wasn't really any names to consider. I decided to leave my little mystery until after work.
I am not sure how the white paper amongst the red caught my eye but it did, the card was so far down that I scratched myself trying to get it. It read
"Do Over?, Mr Arrogant" . I almost hissed. Nonsense. Is that meant to be an apology? I ignored it.
3 days later I get call from His Majesty himself.
So how about it?
No hello, no nothing.
How about what
A do over. I assume you got the flowers
Yes I did, thank you.
Are you open to the idea of a do over or not.
Why do I want one?
No, Why should I give you a second chance.
He clears his throat. Silence.
I am not asking for another chance, I just feel that maybe neither of us were at our best and if we gave it another shot, I mean, who knows. By all accounts you are an interesting women. I guess I didn't see that.
I hissed (yes I did)
I don't know if it was down to the fact that it was 8am on a day when I had promised myself I was going to hibernate until noon, or because I had PMT and all the pains that come with it, but I just didn't have the patience that was required to be graceful to Mr A.
"The only reason that you feel like I talk too little is because you talk too much. The only reason you felt like I wasn't very interesting is because I spent most of the date wishing it would end as opposed to trying to engage you. I find you arrogant, rude and quite frankly I would not put myself through that torture again."
He clears his throat,
"I guess that's a no then"
I had to laugh, of course it was a no.
I can't be all bad if I make you laugh, Can I?
I guess not. Listen, I am going to have to go, I am supposed to be somewhere and I need to get ready (lie)
So what if I promised to shut up and let you do all the talking.
Err, Hell No...
I would gave to check my diary, I don't know I ...
Stop trying to fob me off. I know you think I am an arrogant prick. At least I am trying.
The only reason you are trying is because somebody has told you that the impression you have of me is wrong, so you want to find out for yourself. I am not trying to be rude or disregard your effort but I believe that the impression I have of you is the right one.
Am I really that bad?
What was the straw that broke the camels back?
Why are you so adamant that you won't try again?
I think what did it for me was trying to get me to come home with you. I couldn't believe the gall.
I cannot apologise for finding you attractive.
I didn't ask you to
Give a guy a break. Jesus! What do you want me to do, rewind time.
Its not in my nature
Okay you'll go out with me again?
At this point, I was getting a call from my mum and I literally rushed him off the phone.
Later on in the day, I get a call from Mr Brown. He asks how I am etc. Then he asks if I found out who sent the flowers. I said yes. He asked who they were from. I told him.
The thing with Mr Brown and I is that distance became a hindering factor before we had passed the "getting to know you" phase. As a result, that phase is extremely drawn out.
He didn't say anything about the flowers after that, but the conversation got stilted and awkward. I knew he was sulking but I wasn't sure if he had a right to. I ignored the sulking.
He says that he was going to come over for a few days, but he is not sure if I am going to have time. I ignore this dig as well.
I can't be bothered with all this dating palava, its is so petty and draining.