Uff-da. My new dress and I get home from what has to be tied with Desi Girl’s worst date ever. Between Dr. Froggy and Chadwick – ugh – I don’t know who the more disillusioned 40-year old man is: a hairy, overweight, cardiologist with a sports car thinking he is a mo-fo king living in a replica of P. Diddy's house or a banker (with the title of vice president) who has his father ironing his shorts and his mother cooking his food. The two of them (Dr. Froggy and Chadwick) make dating a flasher seem normal.
I put my dress in the closet and decide to have Chinese for dinner. I call down to the family owned restaurant on the corner. The son who must be about eight picks up. “Hey, how are you?” I ask him. “Good, thanks, what would you like?” he asks. “Chicken breast and fried rice with…” I begin. “The hot chili sauce on the side. See you in 10 minutes,” he says and hangs up. This is what I don’t understand. Either from my number or the sound of my voice, an eight year old knows what I order. Knows that I am a creature of habit. So why is it so hard to find one man who gets me?
I return from my food run and find two missed voicemails. A part of me wants to punch myself rather than speak to anyone right now. And I could wait an hour before listening to the messages. The callers don’t know if I am working out or on a train. But I decide to listen.
Message One: “Hey Desi Girl – this is Possible-Mate-from-Chicago. I was wondering what your upcoming weekends are like. I was looking into flights to New York and wanted to see what works for you and where I should stay. Call me back when you can, thanks!”
Message Two: “Desi Girl – hi – how are you? Say wanted to let you know that I coming to New York for work this week. Wanted to know if you were around? Oh this is You-May-Have-Contacted-Me from Philadelphia. I hope you remember me. Looking forward to meeting you.”
Ooooo! Possibilities! This calls for celebration and I crack open a Diet Coke. This reminds me – I better get online and cancel my interest in Chadwick. And I will – after I finish dinner.