Who is this?
I am half ashamed to say that this is a text that I sent Monday morning.
Well, it went a little more like this:
Merry Christmas STRANGER! Hope you are doing well!
Merry Christmas!! Idk who this is but Merry Christmas!!
Yup, I did that. Just because I don’t know who the person is, is no reason not to wish them a Merry Christmas!
I periodically delete numbers from my phone of people I no longer talk to. Most recently, it was after the whole Mr. Wonderful thing and I was so over online dating that I did a purge of my contacts. In my mind, it had to be one of those guys. But who?!
I got a new number at the end of May (after living in Toronto for 6 months I finally switched to a Toronto number) so there were only a few choices on who it could be. This person was upset that I had deleted their number and asked why I would do that. My first thought was that it was Mr. Wonderful. I had blocked his number but then deleted it from my phone – if you block a number but then delete it, does it reverse the blocking? I have no idea. But then I jumped to the thought that maybe it was my old landlord, but I checked and I still had his number saved. But this could have been a girl as well! I had no idea.
So, I did what any brave soul would do when asked why they had deleted a number. I asked who it was.
I received the answer of a name…one which is common but I didn’t recognize so I said “oh sorry! I think you have the wrong number. But Merry Christmas anyway” *throws in some classic T emojis to make this person feel happy for having the wrong number* But THEN! They replied with “Oh, isn’t this T?” My real name and spelled correctly. That’s hard to do! So who was this person?!
I still had no idea. He sent a picture. Still no idea. Apparently, we got on great together? But this would have had to have been before Mr. Potential, so the beginning of August? Obviously, this guy didn’t make as big of an impression as he first thought. I think I am kind of remembering him now – after a few days of wracking my brain trying to place him. And if he is the guy I think he is, we talked for like a day and he was kind of a jerk.
Speaking of Mr. Potential – he popped out of the woodwork for a Christmas message too. And one more guy as well.
What is happening?! I declare a self-boycott of all things dating and BAM three different people from my past decide to pop up? Is this some sort of joke? Maybe they all have a club and decide on a rotating basis to just pop up randomly and they all got their wires crossed?
Has this ever happened to you? It’s a holiday and a warm wishes/greetings message comes in and you have no idea who it is because you’ve deleted their number and then the awkwardness of trying to figure out who it is commences and at the end of it all you’re left with this strange “why did they even think of me to send that message” feeling in the pit of your stomach/brain and you spend the next few days trying to figure out why they still seem to remember you but you have no idea who that person is?
That was quite the sentence. I feel almost like Emily Bronte over that one…