The following day I am exchanging text messages with Siobhan. We are trying to find some time to catch up. I don’t think I have seen her in months, and when I say months, I think it has been closer to a year. The only issue is that I am supposed to meet Town and Country to discuss this “writing” project.
Normally, I wouldn’t turn down the chance to see him, due to this ridiculous, unexplainable attraction I have to him. But after the months of not seeing Siobhan, I want to see her more than him. However, Town and Country doesn’t like to be dismissed. So I have to handle this very carefully.
Desi Girl: Hiya! How is your day? (I am hoping that an upbeat email is the way to proceed. I mean why can't I have a life, other clients or commitments? He is NOT my boyfriend).
Town and Country: Hey there. I have been meaning to reach out to you.
Desi Girl: Oh really why? (I can always hope that he is going to say something I want to hear).
Text from Town and Country: Sorry. Have to cancel tonight’s meeting. I am getting ready to leave for Boston now.
Desi Girl: Oh are you at the airport?
Town and Country: No, at home packing.
Desi Girl: Okay, safe travels. Text me when you are back and if you want to follow-up on the project, writing or house.
Town and Country: Will do girly-girl.
Ugh. I like it and don’t like it when he calls me girly-girl. It feels like a term of endearment.