Are You Still Single? Part VII

questioningAre You Still Single? Episode- Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride.

Andrew-the-Arsehole. Did I just ‘go on a date’ with Andrew-the Arsehole? He’d told me I was intelligent, funny and gorgeous. Did he really just kiss my hand? I lay there staring up at the ceiling in a daze for what seemed like an eternity. Why had I hated him so much? Why did I even call him Andrew-the Arsehole? I dug into the recesses of my mind trying to remember our past interactions that could have possibly led to me to that conclusion. I’d been calling him Andrew-the-Arsehole for the whole seven years I’d known him, yet I couldn’t for the life of me, think of one Arse-hole-ish action that’d led me to christening the man as such.

He was always too aloof. He wound me up. He was always disagreeing with my beliefs. I trawled through my memory. What were my beliefs? What exactly has he disagreed with? A-ha that was it..! I’d said once that I’d had a great respect for self-publishers. I thought it showed a great deal of determination and I admired the proactive approach to becoming published without having to rely on agents or commercial publishers and he’d said they were all ‘egotistical vanity publishers’ who had no interest in growing as a writer. Quite why we were talking about publishers I do not know. Vegetarianism was another one. In his eyes we’re all hypocrites who think, “It’s cruel to eat the cute little animals but we’re ok to wear their skin on our feet as leather.” This doesn’t make him in the least bit Arse-hole-ish, in fact, if anything, it makes him an assertive man with an opinion of his own: a man who is unafraid with to express his views, stand up for what he believes and speak his mind. I was beginning to think that perhaps I was Mrs Intolerant!

In all the time I’d known him, I’d never seen him with a woman. He struck me as a single, solitary man who prided himself in being Adam’s right hand man. Perhaps subconsciously, in all his solitary, singledom, I thought he was sad but then it struck me: he was the mirror image of me.

There was a knock at the door.

Knock. Knock. It rapped with an urgency that could not just be ignored…..


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