For the fourth time in as many years, I've had someone completely disappear from my life. Someone I talked to almost daily, emailed hilarious jokes with, and considered a friend.
He got a girlfriend. I was THRILLED for him until I realized something kind of craptacular.
Now we can't be friends anymore.
Frankly? It's starting to really burn my beans.
I don't know how to make it any more clear than I thought I already did, but in case it needs to be said? I really believe men and women can be friends and never look at each other's junk. I can play online video games with you and I really don't care if you're a boy or a girl. You can send me LOLCats all day long and I will laugh a lot and probably tell you how funny you are, but that does not mean I want to be your girlfriend. I can tell you my problems and you can tell me yours. We can commiserate around the water cooler about stupid people. You can even say something slightly off-color to me from time to time (believe me, I'll return the favor). None of that means that I want to see you naked. I really promise. Your girlfriend has nothing to fear. I'm almost thirty-five, I have tons of gray hair, I'm fluffy, I've got two kids, I'm not that cute, and in case you hadn't noticed? I'm married. And believe me when I tell you that dealing with my spouse completely wears my ass out and there is no way in hell I would voluntarily deal with yet another person with that level of intimacy. Okay?
I know, I know. He probably wasn't that great of a friend. Any friend who abandons you when someone new comes along is just a douchenozzle anyway. I get all that.
Still. It sucks.