Thursday, June 2, 2011


You-May-Have-Contacted-Me and I finish our date. We step onto the sidewalk and slowly walk to the subway station. “Thanks for meeting me,” he says. “Thanks for dinner that was very kind of you. Again, so sorry I was late – normally I am punctual,” I share. “Nah, it's fine, I understand,” he says.

We take a few more steps and then he says, “So I really want to hit the outlets this weekend. I am dying for some True Religion jeans; let me know if you have any interest in joining.” Sigh. I like to shop, a lot, but for me it is a solitary activity. Or one that involves a girlfriend. Plus, I have bad financial habits, scant savings, so it would serve me better to save my money. I mean how many pairs of jeans do I need? I only have one ass. Funny, this philosophy does not apply to shoes. I must have a little bit of Imelda in me! More shoes please!

I get on the subway, and the ride home is short and sweet, the way the MTA intended it to be. I get home, put on my jammies and flop onto the couch. I barely turn on the television and my phone rings. I let it go to voicemail. There is a little part of me that worries that maybe it is Mom calling so I get up and look at the phone number. Hhmmm. 718 area code.

I decide to listen to the message. “Hey Desi Girl, it is Tao, remember me? We met for dinner, at the restaurant TAO New York – with the giant Buddha. Well I wanted to let you know that I went on some dates, with some other girls. And I still like you –can we meet up again?”

Oh boy. I set the phone aside. Before I have the time to think about I might say to Tao, my phone buzzes again. This time a text message. I reach over and groan.

Town and Country texts: How are you?

Does he have some Desi Girl Radar? His timing is amazing. It is like Town and Country KNOWS that I have almost fully restructured my life, and almost completely purged him from my life, that I have almost moved on – because this is when he returns.


Adventurous Ammena said...

I think he has connections to your phone line hun!!! how else is his timing so good? to contact you after that stalkerish weirdo ;) keep smiling :D

Anonymous said...

I think you need to meet with him and have lots of sex. This will either lead to something or purge him from your system.

Indian from India

Anonymous said...

Hey Desi Girl

I have been lurking around your blog for a while now and love each one of your post. I must admit you are one hell of a brave desi girl.

I am really curious how all this end. I have a feeling you'll end up with Town and Country. He seems be interested in you, at the same time he himself is clueless about it ... lol.

Awaiting for your next post!!!

Ciao. Have a wonderful weekend!

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear Adventurous Ammena -

I think he DOES! And I know, right? After a stalker, T&C seems like a MUCH better choice !!!! OY!

I smile, baby, I smile! Smiles back to you!

Desi Girl

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear Indian from India -

To sex or not sex T&C - is the question, the million dollar question. And I think if it could be an emotionless action for me - I'd do without thinking, I'd do it.

I am worried that I sleep with him and then he goes back to his life and I dont hear from him for 4 months - during which time my poor urban family of Ainsley, Siobhan, Rohit and Meera have to scrape me off the sidewalk and sew me back together again in the manner of Frankenstein.

I am not like T&C, my emotions and ability to feel cannot be turned on and off like the water faucet. I wish I was - then I could put ALL of us out of this T&C misery ... OY!


Desi Girl

101 Bad Desi Dates said...

Dear Anonymous -

Lurk away, so glad that you find it enjoyable. Some day when I get my stuff together I will work towards putting the blog into some sort of "package".

T&C - yes, he is very smart, but yea kinda clueless, and I am sure like everyone else has his demons, God knows I have mine ...

Thanks though - for the brave comment - I really appreciate that. I think life is meant for the bold and the brave - that can be my new desi serial ;)

Desi Girl