Cheat on a good man and karma makes sure you end up with the tosser you deserve.

Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr.

 

#damnrichardcurtis

#blueastheskymovie

#lifeloveandhandbags

 

Adam collared me as soon as I saw him.

“When are you going to go out again?”

“I have been out the whole weekend. And an evening a week before.”

“I am not talking about playing football you dick. Nor with a girl with a boyfriend. I am talking about with a single woman. You know the kind… all breasts and shaved legs. And not your gay friends.

You had a good time with Summer so you can do it…”

“But that was a one off.”

“Doesn’t need to be…”

“I’m not sure…”

“Of what?”

“Of forgetting about Victoria.”

“But you won’t do that. Not now. Not ever. And you know Victoria would want you to be happy. Look Victoria was amazing but staring at four walls and spending time with the untouchables is not the answer. ‘Life’s too short’ applies even more to you.”

“I know. But I’m not sure I can do that starting again thing.”

“You will. Just go out and have some fun. You are allowed. There is no pressure on you to do anything other than spend time with people who are good to be around.”

“I…”

“Stop. Look, there is no allocation of pain you need to go through. There is no right or wrong time to try and put some semblance of order back in your life. Just go with it mate. You have been strong and humble and everyone admires you. Go do something for yourself for fucks sake. You won’t disrespect Victoria’s memory by having a good time. She would not want this to carry on indefinitely. No-one is asking you to fall in love or jump into something. But just go and have a decent evening.”

He then walked away.

Thanks for that.

To be fair I thought about it all day and then spoke to him after work.

“I wouldn’t know where to start. I am really bad at that charm with new people thing.”

“Not that god with people you know mate. But what about if I arrange for you to go out for a drink with someone?”

“Oh good. An ugly, bunny boiler. Buck teeth, glasses and a beard.”

“Shut up. She’s really nice. She lives in the same block as us. We’ve lived there for a few months and she has been single all that time.”

“Does she have a face like an abandoned power station?”

He laughed. “Not at all.”

“I…”

“Stop saying I. Take her out for a drink. I am sure if I pay her she will agree. In the dark she might not realise what you look like. We will even make it easier for you and come along.”

“Thanks. OK. But explain. Please. I don’t want her taking things too seriously. What’s her name?”

“MariCarmen. Her parents are Spanish. I’ll let you know tomorrow.”

“OK.”

“Good.”

And that was that. He walked away and left me to go home and rehearse 855 different scenarios all of which ended with me having a crappy time.

 

In English – If it’s not working, let it go

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