Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Senior Sex(less) and the City: Episode #3

E-pologetic Guy asks you out by email. Okay, I get it, no one likes rejection. And frankly, it was great to discover after my divorce that courtship-by-email is much easier (for both parties) because you get time to think about the wording. So after I sent my “no, thank you, I’m not ready to date yet,” here came the email apologizing for not being clear. Did I think it was a date? He didn’t mean it as a date. It was just dinner! Because everyone has to eat, right? And he just thought I’d want to sit next to him at the same place and eat at the same time. So sorry; he certainly didn’t mean to offend! Excuse him for even suggesting such a thing! Really! Stupid me: I emailed back no problem. His response to that was so huffy that he practically came out and said it was a pity invitation, anyway, so there! ‘K, E-pologetic, I get it! You don’t like me! You really, truly don’t like me! Does this mean we can stop emailing now?

Next week: Episode #4, The Flaky Fake


  1. OMG! I think HE needs a pity-date, but definitely NOT with YOU!!

  2. I agree with Becky about the pity-date. Maybe it could be by e-mail.
    Donna V.

  3. Maybe the date you could set up for him should be with your spam filter.

    Sorry I don't get the whole email and no rejection thing I'm a person to person gal. :)

  4. This guy's coming off some really bad stuff. Glad you didn't bother to wipe up his mess; sometimes a dinner napkin isn't sufficient. You are a wise woman.

  5. Hee hee!!! LOVE your witty comments!!! Here's one of the [surprisingly many] good things about being single again at this age--I wasn't the *slightest* bit hurt at being rejected by my Reject! It's just sort of funny at this point!

  6. It might also be that he was trying to salvage his pride. No matter what age, some people are sensitive about perceived rejection.

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