I had a weird phone call this afternoon. It was unexpected. I didn’t recognize the number calling me initially. It looked familiar, but I couldn’t place it. I have been applying to a lot of jobs in Virginia, and I worried that it could be a potential employer. So I answered.
And it wasn’t.
What followed was an incredibly uncomfortable five minute conversation with someone I cut out of my life many months ago. He said he didn’t expect me to answer. He said he missed the friendship. I couldn’t respond to that. How do you tell someone that you haven’t missed them at all?
He let me know where he was living and who he was dating. I have no ill feelings towards him. I want him to be happy. I was genuinely happy for him when I replied. He asked if I was still with my boyfriend and I said I was and that it was going very well.
“Good,” he replied, “Somebody’s gotta put up with ya.”
And then I remembered why I had no qualms about abandoning the friendship. I remembered feeling like shit when the taunting became too much. I remembered dreading the nights he would talk to me, sloppy drunk and not giving a fuck about my feelings.
So, there’s that. I have to babysit my boyfriend’s nephew now. It’s going to be a (hopefully) relaxed night.