Front-runners & Back-burners
So my date on Saturday was really fun. Here's the kicker though - wasn't with Heartgirl.
: Dinner and a movie?
Pretty Cake Decorator: I'm not sure. I mean - I don't really know you.Me
: (deep breath
) This may not be the smartest idea I've ever had, but...my last name's Lo.
She swings by and we end up watching two films and ordering in. We somehow find ourselves doing Stupid Human Tricks: I do a split and she touches the back of her head with her toes. We both end up laughing on the floor.
: I'm glad I came over. (pause
) But I can see this has potential for a lot of disappointment.
Me: (quietly) Well that's...sad.
There's that word again: disappointment
. Isn't that the worst, worst part of dating?
Heartgirl just told me why she couldn't make it. It was a very good reason, actually. But there's always a very good reason to bail, yeah? To quote HEI, everyone has their front-runners and back-burners
. To add to that, sometimes you're the front-runner, sometimes you're the back-burner. Just how it shakes out.
While I think Heartgirl and I'll always be friends, there's never a really a good point to stick around, romantically, if you're someone's back-burner. Mrs. Lo didn't raise any stupid sons.
Hopeless romantic ueber-nerds, yes. Stupid, no.Cause I believe someone'll see what you're worth
; you'll be someone's front-runner someday and she'll be yours. Until then we all do just fine on our own
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