Here’s a good one. Let me tell you the story of how I messed up any and all chances I ever had of making things work with Al. Now I know, I’ve heard it all before, given our history there was little to no chance of it actually working out for us. But, there was still a chance, a slim chance, and I held on to that.
Now, I wasn’t actually going to write this but friends of mine who heard the story found it hilarious. Not funny in a good way really, not at all. Just funny that I could mess things up so gloriously after everything that we went through. They also brought to my attention how “funny” it is (or was) that I was more apologetic for my unintentional action than she was for all of her deliberate ones. All in all, I guess our whole “relationship” is cringe-worthily funny. So, what happened this time?
Al and I were talking about the South Park movie, and quoting it pretty regularly. And oddly enough, around the time that we were talking about it a Facebook memory popped up on my feed of when I had previously quoted a song from the movie. I love those weird coincidences. So, I took a screenshot of it and went to send it to her. I accidentally slide through my pictures in my phone when trying to send one all the time. And I’ve accidentally clicked on a random picture that I didn’t mean to send, but I always (and I mean ALWAYS) caught it before it sent. Well this time that didn’t happen.
I accidentally slid through my pictures, caught myself, and backtracked to the screenshot that I wanted to send. Either when I swiped back or as I was stopping it from swiping I must have clicked on another picture without knowing. I sent the screenshot, and that was all that appeared on my screen at the time so everything seemed normal. Then Al asked me about the other picture. My original thought was that she was joking around so I went with it and tried to joke back with her. I took a screenshot of my phone, sent it, she sent me one of hers in return. And on it was the second picture.
The second picture was a not so flattering picture of a girl who I met online and was talking to prior to getting back together with Al. Side note, this woman lives on the other side of the U.S, and I’ve never met her offline, but that doesn’t matter. As you might expect, Al was not amused, and I was extremely embarrassed and confused. We didn’t talk the rest of the night. Some time later that night the second pic showed up on my phone (I REALLY hope that it didn’t somehow send twice! And I was kinda too embarrassed to ask). During this same time, there was another unfortunate event.
There’s a dating app that I have, called Happn, and just like I said in an earlier post, I only go on my dating apps when I get a notification. Happn tells you when you are around other people that have the app, but it doesn’t notify you for each one, usually it comes after you’ve been off of it for a while. Earlier in the messy text day I got a notification.
“Come back, your profile has 31 views so far today”. I checked it. Again, given our history, I was fully expecting to find that Al was on the app and responsible for the views. She was not. Al and I had just had dinner with her friends (where she took a sip of alcohol in front of me… That’s another story) the night before, and wouldn’t ya know, one of her friends uses the app. She saw that I had recently been on and told Al. I’m not sure in what order it all happened, but in the same day Al’s friend told her that I was recently active on a dating website and I sent Al a picture of another girl’s business… And thus, the West was lost.
Until next time, stay single, I know I will.
P.S. No, this is not an actual conversation that her and I had… Be a lot cooler if it was though. Actually, she just left me hanging. She told me that she was disgusted (rightfully so) and didn’t know what would happen in the future but needed space to think about everything for now. I said that I would give her the space to think… And she has yet to reach out to me and at least give me the courtesy of telling me that it’s over… And as I’m sure that my number is currently blocked from her phone, I’m thinking that I won’t receive that phone call any time soon.