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It’s Like Being Single Again

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Seriously.

I (N) can sympathize with all you single girls because I get ALL worked up worrying about my friends’ social lives. And, now, it seems, I’m always on the prowl for attractive men, so I can say things like, “Ohmigosh, you’re really cute – how would you like to date my friend?”

And this sums up how socially awkward I might be, if my sweet husband hadn’t been deluded enough to fall in love with me eight years ago, and patient enough to put up with me since then. Take, for example, this recent incidence.

( Setting: A gelateria at night. A couple in t-shirts and shorts stands outside preparing to enter. Behind the counter, a handsome young man converses with customers.)

N (internal monologue): Oh, wow, he’s really handsome. TALK ABOUT L, TALK ABOUT L.

Gelato boy: Would you like to try a sample of the mediterranean sea salt caramel?

N (internal monologue): But you’ll look ridiculous. You’re with a MAN; why are you going to start asking someone out? And, you’re in workout clothes. Do you think he’s going to be attracted to the idea of your friend when you’re a sweaty mess?

Husband: Can I try the pistachio?

N (internal monologue): Ack, you’re missing your chance! Free gelato for life! Ask him, ask him!

N (aloud): Umm…can I have the pannacotta wedding cake?

N (internal monologue): Ahhhhh! You said wedding cake – now he TOTALLY suspects!!!!! HURRY….USE YOUR RING HAND TO GRAB YOUR GELATO SO HE KNOWS YOU’RE MARRIED TO THE GUY THAT YOU’RE WITH!!!!!!!!

N (aloud): Thanks. By the way, last time I had gelato was ON MY HONEYMOON IN ITALY so you have a lot to live up to.

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At this point, I die of internal awkwardness.

Although, afterwards, we did end up chatting a bit with him outside about fireworks, his hometown and college basketball, I never brought up the 27 Suit{or}s project, mostly because I realized, if he’s 27+ and working in a gelateria, he might not be the very best choice of date for my lovely friend. However, he might be suitable for my sister 😉 , if he’s still a student, since she’s a youngster herself.

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And that’s why I can sympathize with you, single girls of the world. However, I do have exciting news regarding the 27S project, which I will have to reveal on another day, once the details are more hashed out.

Don’t forget – recommend your friends – L would love to meet them: 27suits@gmail.com.

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