Good Times Had By All
So I have been going through a bit of a dating slump, having just moved back home from the big city, and decided yesterday to post an ad on (insert cringe here) Craigslist. I can honestly say that I wasn’t looking for anything serious because I’m about to go back to school and don’t feel like being tied down or having to answer to anyone.
This is where I met “T.” He sent me a short, quirky email and I was intrigued. We exchanged numbers and started texting each other. T was funny and expressed repeatedly his desire to meet up and hang out. I played coy but was excited to meet up with him as well. He was slightly evasive about his home life but brazenly honest about other things (having three kids, being cheated on, his crazy ex who couldn’t hold her emotional state together etc. etc.). I didn’t see any real red flags.
Today, we figured we should just meet up to say hi and see how things would go. He told me to meet him at a local park, which was fine because there would be people around and if he got too crazy, then I had a better chance of escaping. When I got to the park, I texted him to see where he was at only to have him text me back that he was at one of the local bars. Irritated but not sensible enough to go back home, I headed over to the bar.
When I walked up, he was out front with a few others, one of whom I got a weird vibe from. I just brushed it off as being nervous or that she might be the overprotective friend. He later told me that she was his sister and that she was slightly intoxicated, so I figured that she was most likely the overprotective sister. No, it wasn’t that either. Turns out that she dislikes Asians due to the outstanding impression her grandfather (a Vietnam vet) and her grandmother (against Asians due to the Vietnam war her husband endured). Did I mention that I am Korean?