i know i’m not a walk in the park.

I was so excited for Wednesday happy hour. Preston and Carly were joining us and Kendra found a place that was having two-for-one frozen drinks. We ended up getting this adorable server who I spent most of the evening flirting with. I realized that I had no desire to date a waiter (personal preference) so I decided to hook him up with Carly instead!

He stopped by our table to check on us and I took the opportunity to begin my matchmaking scheme. I subtly asked if he (Chris) had a girlfriend and when he said no, I pointed out that Carly was also single. I began finding other random things they had in common like both of their names started with the letter C and they both had neutral colored shirts on. They were practically meant for each other. I insisted they exchange numbers after we paid the bill and Carly awkwardly obliged.

As we walked out of the restaurant, Carly asked, “Reese, what the fuck was that?”

I feigned surprise. “What do you mean? I was doing you a favor.”

“Reese, do you remember what happened last time you tried to set one of us up?” Kendra asked.

“What?” I replied.

“I was harboring a fugitive for two weeks because his parents threw him out!” Carly exclaimed.

I erupted in laughter. I completely forgot about that. How was I supposed to know the guy had several warrants out for his arrest? People don’t tell you these things right away.

On my way home, I got a text from Eric inviting me to come over. Even though I knew I shouldn’t, I told him yes and he said he would be over in an hour to pick me up. Though the whole Brooke situation was unclear, Eric expressed that he wanted to continue seeing me and I thought that was really sweet. Plus I had a fresh Brazilian that I needed to show off.

We got to his place and snuggled on the sectional while watching Netflix. Naturally this turned into me bouncing up and down on his dick. Afterwards, Eric began getting dressed and said he was willing to take me home whenever I was ready.

I sat there naked, looking at him. Usually I spent the night without question and now suddenly he was kicking me out?

“Um okay. Do you have something to do tonight?” I looked at the clock on his cable box. “It’s 10:30?”

“Not tonight, but in the morning. I have a meeting really early…” he said, pulling his shirt over his head.

“Can’t you take me home on the way there?” I pressed on.

“I would rather not. Your place is not on the way to my meeting. In fact, it’s in the opposite direction. It would be an inconvenience.”

“I’m an inconvenience?”

Eric rolled his eyes. “I didn’t say that. I would just rather you not sleep here tonight.”

I really didn’t care about spending the night with him that much, but the fact that he was so adamant about me leaving was pissing me off.

“Is this about Brooke?” I asked, in an accusatory tone.

Eric sighed. “No. This is about me.”

“Lies. It’s totally about her.”

“Reese,” Eric started, but I interrupted him.

“You and Brooke are totally a couple. I’m not stupid. I know that’s why you stopped calling me,” I continued.

“No, I stopped calling you because you’re fucking crazy!” Eric shouted.

I was silent. It is rare that a guy can just shut me up like that. But that stung. I know I’m not a walk in the park, but crazy?

“Um, okay,” was all I said. I began getting dressed.

“I didn’t mean it like that, Reese. You just do some crazy shit sometimes,” he backtracked.

I ignored him and finished getting dressed. The drive to my apartment was relatively silent and when we got to my apartment, Eric put a hand on my knee.

“Bye, Reese,” he said with such finality that I knew it was the end of us. I wasn’t particularly sad, mad or upset because I knew I had fucked up any chances with him anyway. But I know I am going to miss our sexcapades. Oh and riding through the city in a Bentley.

“Bye!” I sang and slammed his car door.

He sped off before making sure I got inside safely which was actually really rude.

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14 thoughts on “i know i’m not a walk in the park.

  1. Stacey says:

    I think Reese should have had more self respect and not gone over to Eric’s. In a way, I see his point about Reese being crazy. Not asylum, bat-shit crazy but crazy behavior. Like the irrational late night drunken phone calls insisting that he let her come over. Most men don’t want to deal with that type of drama. I think Eric tolerated it the first time because he thought it would be a one time thing. But then she did it again. After the second time when she called, cried, and got him to invite him over at 4 am instead of going to bed like he asked (he had an early morning with rehab) she was raiding his fridge. I think that was when Eric had enough as stopped calling. If Brooke was his girlfriend I doubt that she would’ve been cool with him leaving the club with Reese. I’m actually happy that it’s over with Eric. I hope Reese will get some more self respect and not make the same mistakes in the future. Maybe she will meet a mature man (I don’t mean old) that will allow her to grow and become a better person.

  2. Ugh… Drunk Reese finally turned into her own buzz kill…

    And who says you have to “date” a waiter when all you really want is for him to serve you a bit of “sausage” now and then!

  3. Lucy says:

    While It was fun reading about Eric and Reese, I’m really glad they’re done for both of their sakes. Eric is obviously busy with baseball and other girls and Reese is busy with work and definitely a bit high-maintenance. Hopefully she can take this experience to grow as a person and be more self-confident/self-reliant.

      • Lucy says:

        Don’t get me wrong, I think you’re hilarious! I don’t actually know you but sometimes it seems like you worry a lot about the attention that other people give you (and don’t give you). Thats not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes it’s relaxing to let go of the standards we set for others. I didn’t mean to offend you, it was just something that your posts made me think about.

  4. Danielle says:

    Well I hope that wasn’t the end for them, but I do hope Reese chills out on this drinking and being weird!! I hope things pick back up and she can see Eric again can’t wait to see!!

  5. Meg says:

    Reese is a wildcard, for sure, but what Eric said was seriously mean. Time to move on and find someone who can hang! Eric thinks awfully highly of himself to be speaking to her like that (hello, stringing two girls along… That’s not exactly innocent behavior!).

  6. I love your blog, it’s so relatable. Don’t listen to the criticisms, everyone has an opinion on what’s right and wrong and is quick to judge. No one gave us a manual on how to be an adult and the correct ways of dating. Your young and you learn, isn’t that part of living? And you sound like the type of girl id go out drinking with this for sure! Ahaha be my wing women in DC!

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