Full and satisfied, I return home from Sushi Yu II. I hope the restaurant owners don’t realize how well priced their food is. Especially since the Heights eatery options are lean. Out of habit I check my email and find a message from Quan Jock (Post 122, 117). This seems timely and a sign to dust myself off and get back on the dating bicycle. This unicycle I’ve been riding is getting old.
Email From: Quan Jock
Email To: Desi Girl
Hoping your weekend was nice. Would you like to meet up sometime this week for a cup of coffee? I understand the weather to be very bad tomorrow and Tuesday. But Wednesday should be better, how about 7ish PM? Do let me know your thoughts or give me a buzz in the evening.
Or maybe the reason I’m riding a unicycle is because I am a self-saboteur. I find his email TOTALLY annoying. Bad weather? Sure, I’m from Minnesota, but for the love of God and his cousin Henry, we’re living in a Mid-Atlantic state, in the middle of winter. Put on some damn boots and buy a muffler already. And “give me a buzz”? Can’t he just say “call me back?” See, self-saboteur.
But being a writer and a communicator, I pen this email response:
Email From: Desi Girl
Email To: Quan Jock
My weekend was a little busy but great. How was yours? Coffee sounds perfect for a chilly winter night. Wednesday works. Let's chat and make a plan.
Another thing that annoys me, coffee dates at 7 pm. I get it; men don’t like to always pay for dinner. And no, I have no issue with a coffee date. Sunday afternoons were made for lattes and lemon bars. But dinnertime is not java-time. Of course, I could decline and make another suggestion, but I don’t.
For some reason it takes two days and half a dozen emails for us to plan our date because Quan Jock’s office is in the Financial District and he needs to be close to the PATH train. But I refuse to commute all over Manhattan for a $4 coffee and select a Starbucks in Chelsea. Then immediately email Rohit and Meera.
Email From: Desi Girl
Email To: Rohit; Meera
I have a date in your neighborhood tonight. I am meeting Quan Jock at the Starbucks on 18th and 8th. Perhaps you can walk the dog and take a peek in the window.
Email From: Rohit
Email to: Desi Girl; Meera
I might do that.
And just like that, I have urban desi date stalkers! It's like my own little paparazzi!!!