Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Message

Pin It I found the message. I couldn’t believe it because I thought I had accidentally deleted it nearly a year ago.

The message? What was it? Well, to explain that I must take you back first…do you remember that time about 18 months ago when I told you that I was asked out for ‘dinner and a movie?’

Yeah, this is no big deal, and most certainly not an unusual thing for a girl to ask a guy out nowadays…but what if you were being asked out by a dude?

Really?

Well, because of a case of mistaken identity, what I actually had thought was my neighbor and his wife wanting to hang out, it turned out to be a prearranged meeting with the member of the same sex. My thoughts turned immediately to a revelation a friend of mine had made sometime before. She admitted that two of her gay friends at one time or another had said that both my brother and I were some ‘serious eye candy.’ It seemed that I was, yet again, bane to the curse of good looks…

What can I say? People have taste.

Unfortunately, I had also committed to this meeting before I actually knew what was going on. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but knew most certainly that didn’t want to go on this particular little outing.

To remedy the dilemma, I called up two of my good friends, Craig and Shayla. I explained my predicament and both were sympathetic. They agreed to meet me at Chili’s and we would turn this into a group ‘hang out’ session. I can’t tell you how grateful I was for both of these friends saving me from this particular event in my life.

To make a long story short, the guy who’d done the inviting apparently didn’t want to hang out with the three of us and opted to cut out early. Meanwhile Craig, Shayla and I had a great evening together getting dessert, heading out to listen to a friend of Shayla’s perform, checking out the newest in music and video at the local entertainment store, and planning to TP certain individual’s houses.

However, I have to admit that the climax of the whole affair didn’t come until the next day. It came in the form of the message I got from Craig. This is just another reminder of why I have some of the greatest friends that the world can supply…



Now, don't you wish that Craig was your friend, too?

21 comments:

Chrissy said...

LOL had to laugh at the last part when he said 'love you' then retracted it...Yep, your friends saved you!

Richard & Natalie said...

Classic- the story, the message and your friend. I hope you baked him some CoP cookies for saving you like that.

Natasha said...

Aww, what a great friend. He loves you! And I have to admit, I'm glad you're back. I check your blog everyday in hopes of new posts. I hope that's not too stalkerish...

MBGITWWR said...

Jason. I - am - so - sorry! What a horrific predicament to be in. Thank the Heavens above for those dear friends of yours! Hahaha! I'm glad to see you made it out alive and almost unscathed.

P.S. I saw an old photo shoot you did a couple years ago down in the red hills. There's one photo that could be strategically removed and I doubt anyone would mind. (It makes my nose look like a ski slope.) :)

Amy said...

You do have some great friends! How funny!

GaeLynn said...

I'm still laughing! :) Thanks for making my day.

tammy said...

That message is awesome!

My husband has men come on to him all the time. Especially some of the flight attendants he works with, just because he's nice to them. Awkward!

Mamma has spoken said...

That was an awesome story!!! There are so many things that I could say but in the end, you do have some great friends that love you, but not that way ;o)

Diana said...

Everyone needs a friend like Craig. Even with a retraction on 'i love you'. Hehe

Teachinfourth said...

C - I laughed when I heard this for the first time, too. Craig is a lifesaver…

N - Um, I didn't even think about it. Fickle friend I am.

N - Nah, 'stalkerish' is when you are looking in my window at night with either a scope rifle or high powered zoom camera.

Thanks for keeping on coming back.

M - In retrospect it's hysterical, but at the time, it was not very much so.

I could remove the photo, but I'd have to know when the date was…I've lost track of the posts over the years now that I'm somewhere around 700.

A - We all need friends such as this.

G - Glad that my pain is someone else's pleasure. Of course, I laugh about it a lot now, too.

T - So THAT'S how you score all of those flights all the time. You know that I expect you to make it to a future blogger lunch, right?

I feel sorry for your husband. To happen once or twice is bearable, but all the time? Of course, it could be considered flattering as well…

B - Let's hear it for platonic love.

D - He always has a way of making those around him laugh.

Mr. Stupid said...

You do have some wonderful friends. Great story. The message was even better...:)

Rachel said...

Very funny! I love friends like that!

Friends who have your back and friends who can make you laugh hysterically.

A Lark said...

The curse of good looks, I suppose....

Just SO said...

Hey I wanted to hook you up with my sister. The guy has good taste.

Marnie said...

That friend of yours is a keeper! It's funny now, but I'm sure it wasn't back when it happened. Whew!

Farscaper said...

How totally Awkward! You handled that totally well.

Ok... I'm bustin' a gut laughing here.

Oh Man! You really are loved by ALL!

4evermyboys.... said...

Yah....that's funny. That message is unforgettable :) I had a good laugh.

Tree said...

Totally hilarious...and a bit freaky too! LOL You have awesome friends for saving you like that! :)

Powdered Toast Man said...

what a good friend you have.

Kelly said...

Freaky! So glad your friends saved you. Craig's message cracked me up.

T said...

craig is hereby invited to my next big shindig... whenever that is...

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