Rebound Date

Can I be on the rebound when the relationship I’m rebounding from never actually happened?

Seems weird but that’s how I feel.

I was feeling pretty upset about Michelle this whole weekend but I didn’t want to waive the white flag. So I dragged myself out of bed yesterday and went to Montana Ave. to go see Chloe at the pet adoption tent. The only problem was when I got there, she wasn’t there. I tried to subtly ask about her and an older woman told me she was in the Palisades that morning. She smiled in a knowing way like it was some big secret she was onto that I’m into Chloe.

I got in my car and drove to the Farmer’s Market in the Palisades. And there was Chloe, set up in a bank parking lot with a dozen dogs and maybe half as many cats. She saw me and kind of lit up.

“What are you doing here?”

“I said I’d stop by and see you. I didn’t know you were going to make it difficult.”

She laughed. We talked for a bit and then I cut to the chase. “Look, Chloe, I’m going to be honest with you. I had some disappointing news on the relationship front the other day and I’m feeling a bit negative. So can we go out some time, and please say yes, even if you don’t mean it, I just need some good news right now.”

She said, “Yes,” with a big fake exaggerated wink.

I smiled and got her information. In retrospect, I probably shouldn’t have asked like that, because now I’m not sure if she’s actually interested or just felt bad for me. I don’t even know if she gave me her real number. But I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

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One thought on “Rebound Date”

  1. Reminds me of The Office when Andy and Erin couldn’t figure out who was serious about asking the other out b/c they were in character from the murder mystery and blah blah blah.

    I think you asked Chloe the right way if the objective is to distract yourself from NutGirl (formerly Elevator Girl) by spending time with a pretty/nice perso; if you’d gone about it the usual way you’d have to wait around to get to the point where you could ask her out on a date, and then you still wouldn’t know what was really up in her head unless she dissed you outright, in which case you’d be more depressed.

    You’ll have a nice time, you’ll talk dogs, you’ll see what happens. Stop questioning yourself.

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