Maybe unusual. Maybe crazy. Or weird. But I had these conversations this past week. With this person.
She: Dang, how come you’re still alone?
Me: What do you mean alone? Of course, I am. I live alone.
She: I mean, are you not asking why no one’s here for you? No one stayed? No one decided to, you know, promised to take care of you. Oh i know, they don’t find you worthy! (makes an evil wicked grin then laughs). These men you’ve been with? They think you’re not enough for them to surrender their singlehood.
Me: Can it not be that they are the wrong ones? You know, that i have to meet the d-bags and the jerks first before I find the one?
She: At your age? (Laughs). Should you have not known that when you were like younger? It’s too late girl.
Me: What do you mean late?
She: You’re past your prime. Men now looks at you as an unhappy and grouchy single. Even worst, there will only be two types who will “want” you ( she emphasizes the word want with her hands using the open close parenthesis sign)!
Me: Of course not, I maybe past my prime but I am not unhappy and grouchy!
She: Whatever you say. Think. Two types – those single boys (those twenty-somethings whose testosterone are way up high) and those men who are either married but bored with their current state and wants some excitement – you being that (as she points at me) or separated. Good if they are legally separated. But those that are not, they also try their luck on you!
Me: That bad huh? Just two types! Well, the twenty-somethings are good for the ego! (i laugh as she makes face). I’d rather not mess with the twenty-somethings. They only want fun and someone to fill their blank days. And I’m not ready to be a cougar. No. The bored husbands? Hmm, they are still on that status so no to them too. I’m not to settle.
She: Not to settle? At your age? Why would you not? I bet you can’t even get a date nowadays?
Me: Yep, i’m not to settle especially if at your own belief I am not good enough and only boys and the bored “wants” me. Nah, if such is the case, then I’ll just be single happy with a book on my couch.
She: So, you’ve given up huh?
Me: Nope. Remember the question in the movie, The Mexican? When do you say enough is enough? The answer is always never right? So never. I’ll just hope and wait some more. I maybe jaded sometimes but I always manage to pull out from that dark pit of loneliness and desperation. Hey, you are that?
She: What do you mean I am that?
Me: You are my loneliness and desperation! I should, err..most appropriately, I must snap back.
She: No, you always love me. You’ve been welcoming me for days now. So i’ll cling.
Me: No. Time for you to go. Don’t bother me again with your negativity okay? I am okay. Sure, I am single and sometimes welcome you but I always kick you out. You gonna leave now?
She: I’ll come back when you least expect. Don’t be too much comfortable on your couch okay?
And then I leave the mirror.