Have you ever liked somebody up until you realized the feeling was mutual? It happens to me all the time. I guess I just want what I can’t have. I thought it was a phase but I’m beginning to think I have a fear of commitment.
I consider my current relationship status to be friends with benefits. But lately I get the feeling it’s progressing into something more. The reasons are as follows:
1. Daily text messages.
He texts me to ask me how my day is going. Since when does anybody give a fuck about my day?
2. Was that a date?
He invited me to go out to eat. So, that afternoon I stopped by the drug store. I spent twenty minutes comparing razors. The pharmacist kept looking at me like I might be illiterate. That, or I was contemplating on stealing it. I splurged on the expensive one. BOOYAH Pharmacist! I’m pretty sure I paid an extra $10.00 because it was pink. And I even bought an electric shaver also. I was curious. Don’t judge me. Of course, I go to use it and the piece of shit doesn’t have any fucking batteries in it. Maybe they should have put ‘buy your own damn batteries’ on the package. I had to rummage through every piece of electronics in my house to find 2 triple A batteries. Why the fuck doesn’t it take double A batteries like everything else in the world? Anyway, I digress. The point is, I obviously felt that this night was special for some reason. He paid for dinner and made sure to open the doors and all that jazz. If it shaves like a date, pays like a date, and kisses like a date, is it a date?
3. Spending the night.
Most guys can’t wait to give their booty call the boot when the business transaction is complete. And if you want to cuddle you’re better off going to Build-a-Bear Workshop. I wish they had Build-a-Man Workshop. They have Build-a-Bitch Workshop, it’s called a relationship (no wonder I’m single). When the deed was done I’d gather my shit (Dignity not included. See what I did there razor company?) and be on my happy hoe way. I actually like sleeping in my own clean sheets. But now he offers that I spend the night. I know the physical acts we just committed are considered to be one of the most intimate things two people can do together, but I feel like waking up next to each other is a whole new level of closeness.
4. Using his facilities.
He invites me over to watch a movie when I get off work. He says that I can just bring a clean pair of clothes and shower at his house. I told my friend this to see what kind of response it would illicit. She replied “You can’t shower at his house! There’s no way he will have good shampoo!” Plus my long locks need conditioner. I think that’s a pretty valid concern. I’ll never forget the day I woke up with a hangover at a male friends house. I had to shower before class so I didn’t smell like a hooker on a 3 day alcohol binge. I was forced to use anti-dandruff shampoo for men, old spice deodorant, and I wore the same clothes I passed out in. Then I walked into class smelling like a spicy man with a dandruff problem and my friend looks at me and says “have you seen your neck?” It’s safe to say that was rock bottom but I think I deserve some credit for at least making it to class. I continue to digress. I feel like using his shower and shampoo is like domesticating our relationship. It’s like sharing toothpaste. It’s like playing house. It’s like committing to maybe, possibly, showering there on a regular basis. But hey, maybe he just wants me to be clean for the post movie activities.
I’m not going to jump to any conclusions. I’m probably over analyzing. I just like to know what everyone is thinking and why they do certain things. Hidden meanings are so aggravating.
It’s like my motto, say what you mean, mean what you say, and say something mean.