Mr ‘Rubbish at Texting’ (his words not mine) and I went on a second date. Arranged via smoke signal.
His parting words, come the end of the evening:
‘See you very soon.’
Said in that meaningful way which leads you to believe (fatally) that you will see the guy very soon. So much for living and learning.
What Joe didn’t say of course was that I would hear from him very soon/soon/in the course of the next few days. Because that would have been a lie.
Which brings us to the here and now. I initiated the first two text conversations; I’m done. If he wants to see me again (and it won’t be very soon now, or even soon), he can get in touch. And if not, I will get over him, very… very…