This is a brief conversation I had with a friend via text message. It wasn't much of a conversation like I expected. The worse mistake a woman does is resort to having a chat on a silly text-message as oppose to the good o' fashion telephone call. I guess to win a gals heart nowadays is subscribe her to a text-message plan on her cell-phone rather than giving her a diamond. Hell, it's cheaper but it'll be the end of a potential verbal conversation.
The conversation is as follows:
Me: R u alive? 1:53p
Dunce: No 4:08p
Me: Why? 4:09p
Dunce: Exhausted 4:11p
Me: Of? 4:12p
Dunce: Work 4:16p
Me: Can I swing by? 4:17p
Dunce: Not tonight 4:20p
Me: Y? 4:20p
Dunce: I won't be home 4:20p
Me: Where ya gonna be? 4:21p
Dunce: Nosey! Max's class & shopping 4:22p
Me: You've been awful distant lately, but ok... I get it 4:24p
Dunce: I've been very busy. Why are you taking it personal? I have been very honest about how hectic my life is 4:25p
Me: I understand... 4:27p
Maybe I have more time to do things compared to other people. It's known to happen and I'm not knocking it. If one is in dire-straits then yes... Their life is hectic. But the average Joe/Jane who has a job or two and supporting a couple of kids, living paycheck to paycheck then no... I'm not buying the hectic excuse.
I'm not bad-off in contrast with the next person, and believe me I have my share of worries. At the same token I can make myself available to meet a friend and have a couple of beers and inform them that I just booked a role in an up-coming short film that will be pitched to major networks on television. The shoot date begins on February 20, 2011.
So with no one to celebrate with, I drove to the causeway which overlooks the bay and watched the sunset.
Jim Morrison said in one of his poems that he prefers 'A feast of friends to the giant family'. What he means by that is simple: He's tired of industry people and wants a solid group of friends where there is no judgement or excuses... No exceptions. I guess I'm tired of the average civilian excuse(s) and must now choose the higher force.
I'm practically friendless as I'm writing this and by no means am I searching for pity. It is what it is... If I can't have a good friend to hang out with every once in a while, then what do I have?
I have gone for days and more of solitude. I know him well. I have gone through lengths of time without saying a paragraph to another soul. In a moment of triumph such as what I shared earlier... Who would I go to for a congratulation?
But through her hectic life-style she finds the opportunity to post on her Facebook: "I need to be wooed. Did you hear me? Wooed".