Oh So Ya Wanna Hear?

Well, last Saturday was a pretty shitty day all in all. I was going to do the flea market. (I found these really cool clothing display racks behind the mall in Langley, I would put a picture if my camera worked on my new phone, but that’s another issue and I’m already juggling 2 and not even done the first paragraph! Any way that’s where I met Tyler, a homeless guy that I disrupted when I went to look at these racks. Nice young fellow, been on the streets since he was about 13, he’s 21 now. But I’ll give him his own post later.)

Where was I? Oh right, the clothing display racks that fold up so neat, perfect for someone who sells clothes at the flea market. So I was loading them and other stuff for the flea market Saturday and I got a call from a guy who saw my ad selling my other truck, the 91 GMC. He knows the truck from seeing me at Amix, he has cash and he wants to buy it. So I spend my last $20 on fuel to get down to Surrey and he doesn’t show up. I didn’t have enough fuel to get home, hadn’t had a smoke since 9 in the morning cuz I was out and broke.

I made it to the flea market and every one is starting to pack up so I pulled right in beside an old friend who I just ran into last week after 6 years. Oh! Yeah! I wanted to talk to him because last weekend when I ran into him he had said there was an empty RV spot where he lives and I think I can get a fixer upper trailer for free. Another side issue I’ll discuss at another time.

Annyyyywaaaay, this guy walks up and asks if I am setting up to sell and I said no, I want to talk to my friend and see if he wants to buy one of these racks off me. He said how long are you going to be and I said I didn’t know; was there a problem?

He said if I was setting up to sell I had to pay $10, I said I wasn’t selling, every one is packing up.

My friend didn’t want the racks and neither did anyone else but a woman walked past and liked a big picture frame I had on the truck so I sold it to her for $10 and took the dogs for a long walk. When I got back there was a pizza box stuck on my windshield with a note written on it from that guy, saying I owed him $10 because I sold something. Oh for the love of God!  now my friend was upset because the guy came down on him about me selling something. Sheeeesh now I probably won’t get the RV site. Oh well.

I put the $10 into fuel for my truck and headed to Mission, I was going down the road where all the 2nd hand stores are and one was open, Belle’s, she’s been around forever and has a little bit of everything in her store. It is much too crowded for the clothing racks but I had a few old window frames, and an old typewriter she bought for $20.  I told the kids Momma’s got money!!!

I think they thought I said let’s go for a walk because they got up and were wagging their tails looking at me expectantly. I told them first Momma has to buy smokes. I pulled into a little plaza at the end of town, there’s a corner store and a liquor store there. I was going to back into my parking stall but there was a nice looking grey car with two men in it who had just left the liquor store leaving so I motioned for them to go ahead and I’d wait. I went in and bought myself 1 Mike’s Hard Lemonade and a pack of smokes and then took the puppies for a good long walk to the other end of town and back. Kato was dragging his butt at the end so I left him behind and got the truck. My phone was ringing but I was too busy getting Kato in the truck to answer and forgot to even check for a message. Then I got a text message that said……
Mysteryman- Just saw you at liquor store. You married? Attached?
Me – I’m single. I don’t remember seeing anyone at the liquor store.
MM – silver car, you were backing in, then I saw you walking. Anyway I liked what I saw! 🙂
Me – oh ok thank you walking:)
MM – Buy you a drink?
Me – That would be nice.
MM – xxxxxx Pub 9? Or somewhere else…..
Me – oh! You meant tonight! I have plans tonight.
MM – My name is xxxxxx and I never contacted anyone like this before. Very spur of the moment. Your number was on your door.

MM – Another time then?
Me – Hi xxxxxx lol sure you’ve never done this before that’s what they all say! Just kidding. I’ve never done been asked out like this before either. Another time would be great. Do you live locally?

MM – I do and usually quite shy Haha what’s your name Lady Witha Truck?
Me – Oh I thought you would have gotten that off the truck too. It’s Carrie.
MM – wasn’t looking much at the truck.
MM – what are you doing tonight? I know you got beer. So do I!
Me – I bought Mike’s and I’m going to a girlfriends to get silly.
MM – you already sound silly. Text me on your way home. We can have a drink under the stars. PS come home early!
Me – lol I don’t take orders well. Besides early is subjective.
MM – lol !! I like that. Try me anyway.
Two hours later.
MM – offer for beer under the stars still stands. Unless it rains. 🙂

I was at my g/f’s until almost 4 am. So of course I didn’t text him; doubt I would have even if I would have been early. I certainly wasn’t going to ditch my g/f for a drink with a stranger. (I wouldn’t ditch a g/f for any guy, that’s rude)

I was very complimented though. I haven’t heard from him since. The thing for him to have done was ask me out a day or two ahead. So I guess that’s that.

But it put a smile on my face and I think I must look ok in my skinny jeans. LOL. Maybe I still got it?

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7 Replies to “Oh So Ya Wanna Hear?”

  1. You guys are awesome! Michael, “little bit of positivety” ??? That’s the most positive thing that’s happened to me in 2 yrs!!! Lol kidding; but not really. I’m glad he hasn’t contacted me since, I have no idea what he looks like, how old he is, if he’s an axe murder. I can just take the compliment and run. Safe, I like safe. It’s like dipping my big toe in the dating pool. I don’t have to take my clothes off or even get wet. Next time maybe I’ll put my whole foot in. !!!
    Lou, lol I would love to post a pic; but the camera already quit on my NEW cell phone. The one and only time I didn’t get the extended warranty. Grrrr I have to take it in and see what the problem is

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    1. I certainly wasn’t going to text him on my way home and go have drinks with him under the stars! I have to admit the “ps and come home early” didn’t sit right with me. Neither did him asking me what I was doing. I had already told him I had plans, it was none of his business what I was doing; but I let that one go, the be home early part maybe was an innocent little joke but it was a red flag for me. And not just since I met James either; I had relaxed with James and given him more breaks, didn’t follow my gut because every one always told me I was too hard on guys and didn’t give them a chance. Well I never got tied up with the likes of James either so I am back to my old ways with men. If something doesn’t sit right I don’t give 2nd chances. I don’t have to answer to anyone and if a guy wants to ask out an attractive woman he should assume that she has plans on Sat night and maybe he should call a few days in advance and not expect her to change her plans because he liked what he saw. I didn’t even get a good look at the guy and don’t know him from Adam.

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      1. Ah 🙂 I feel better. You know me. Mz. Overprotective he doesn’t sound right to me.

        Young lady? I have made mistakes because others told me I was paying attention too much, too hard on people etc., and those were the times where they were the bigger mistakes.

        You listen to your intuition and those red flags. Definitely. Always… always. ALWAYS 🙂 Did I say Always? I think I said always. Cuz you know… and then you can avoid the whole thing. I didn’t like that conversation myself.

        He should go away. Far, far away… and bring beer 🙂 LOL hahaha!

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