I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Soup delivery

Not too long ago, I had injured my knee when I slipped on my floor after a shower.  As it turns out, my feet were still a little wet.  Nothing was broken, but I did feel a pang go through my leg when I moved it such a way.  No biggie.  At least nothing was broken.

When a friend of mine texts me, asking me about my weekend.  His was quiet and he was just making some cauliflower soup.  I tell him what happened.

"Oh my.  Poor guy!  Was the floor wet?  Have you seen a doctor?"

Nah.  I slipped.  Banged my knee against the wall.

"Do you need anything?  I can bring you some stuff."

That's awfully nice of you, but I'm not incapacitated.  A bowl of soup would be nice, though.

"Don't be too proud to ask for help.  I can even take your temperature. (innocently bats eyelashes)"

From that moment on, I knew the intentions were no longer innocent.  There's another text.

"If you have a difficult time getting in and out of the shower, I can help you too.  Just think of me as a giver."

Oh, I know you're a selfless giver.

"I have very strong hands.  I can give you a deep tissue massage."

I don't reply to this.  A few hours later, there's another text. 

"Seriously, though.  If you`d like me to bring you anything after work tomorrow, I will.  You know I`m not nut.  I`ll leave right after I deliver your supplies.  No hanky panky."

I say I'll text if I need anything the next day, but it was a very generous of him to offer.

Sometimes a bowl of soup isn't just a bowl of soup.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Waiting for the right one to come around

There are times when you feel that if you wait long enough, something good will happen to you.  I do feel like that, at times.  Other times, I want it to happen now, even if it's not exactly what I want in the first place.

This is true when I'm dealing with people.  Sometimes I want someone to come around, but our schedules don't mesh.  It's not easy being busy.  But, when it finally happens, it's fireworks (or the equivalent to fireworks).  In the meantime, you wait around, hoping that someone else will show up and just entertain you with a few card tricks just so you're not bored waiting for the divine to appear, falling from the skies.

In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, it's this:  I want one person who's not always there, but will take anyone who's interested just because they're around.  It's not fair for the 'around' person to get any of my attention since it's under false pretenses.  Still, I'm human and not made of stone.  Even the lone tree that falls in the forest wants someone to hear the crash when it comes tumbling down, right?

I'm still not sure whether I should wait for the right one to come around, because I'm getting rather impatient.