Nuthin like a little gossip. Funny when it's about you.
It's also funny to hear people's reactions to things. Apparently the rumor of the Date's and my hanging out together and subsequent playdate (and uh, I guess the constant text-messaging) exploded at his workplace, poor thing. He was out with co-workers the night before, sending me text-messages and someone leaned over and saw that he was messaging me... and then it escalated. They teased him brutally. I had told him do a Bill Clinton and denydenydeny, since technically nothing has happened.
The day after, when I saw him we sat talking and he said that one of the things that was said was along the lines of "what is she doing?", as if I were insane to want to go out with him.
I told him well, I guess people don't understand that I'm more "uptown" than I act, apparently. The thing is he's from a neighborhood very close to mine and a time period not too far from my own, and I think it's one of the things that's comfortable about him to me.
The other thing I jokingly told him was that maybe folks were just jealous... that some people thought he was hot. I told him I didn't particularly think so, but that I liked him and that he was cool to hang out with.
I felt a little pang though... it didn't seem to bother him too much but things like this make you wonder... why some people getting together is scandalous.
I dunno. I guess it doesn't bother me too much for myself since I once had a torrid affair with my married boss who had four children and a psychotic wife. And I had TF. And the only person I actively sought to keep this from was TF (and I guess the psychotic wife), mainly because I was afraid he'd beat the hell out of me even though we weren't really together. So this is sort of tame in comparison, as far as scandalous behaviour goes. I've done worse. But I worry for him... will it make a difference? Will he care? Will it create pressure and impact a growing friendship?
It didn't seem to, at least for the moment. He sat beside me and had me listen to an awfully mushy LeVert song, which just tickled me (I told him I usually avoided music like that)... and then we talked about some other stuff which I'll only reveal should it actually happen.
Life is odd sometimes. At the beginning of the month my heart was breaking over a HopelessToBeHad, and now... I guess I could say there is an interesting feeling of waiting... to see what happens, to see how I'll feel in a few days, whether this will all evaporate.
But for the moment it's pretty cool.