Well so ol’ Ghost Boy kind of irked me enough that I decided to put him completely out of sight and out of mind. I deleted him from my Facebook friends, and, I put his phone number on my spam numbers list and I erased any trace of his presence.
A few days later, something told me to look at my spam messages, and sure enough, he had made contact. Something about “just checking in.” I responded with a very cool, aloof and brief message: “Assumed you weren’t interested.”
So he wrote back again to say he “understood that” and then started talking about how busy I was and how he had to go take care of his dad. I just ignored it because there is one simple universal truth that I have found over the years since text messaging became commonplace: nobody is too busy to send you a text message, if they really want to.
I have to wonder what his game is. Or I should say “was” because I have stuck to my guns about not responding. In my world, Ghost Boy is very much like George Washington, Christopher Columbus and Abraham Lincoln–he’s just history.
When I first met him he talked about how all the women his age were emotionally damaged and how hard it was to meet someone who had their act together. You don’t get much more together at my age than I am right now. I’m rocking my career, I have no skeletons in my closet (all skeletons are in the living room and visible to anyone who comes into my life), and I’m not emotionally damaged. I’m not bitter, I’m not angry, and I’m not looking for a man to solve my life’s problems. My son is 18 and self-sufficient. I make my own money, I own my own house, and, I can’t get pregnant. I’m a damned catch, I’m just not having any luck getting anyone else to recognize that.
That’s okay. Out of all the top 40 hits out today there is finally one for people like me. It’s called “Me, Myself and I” and it goes like this:
Oh, it’s just me, myself and I
Solo ride until I die
Cause I got me for life
(Got me for life, yeah)
Oh I don’t need a hand to hold
Even when the night is cold
I got that fire in my soul
So, the summer has started, I’m done with the school year and it’s time to have some fun. Just me, myself, and I!