This is not another voicemail from Jenny kind of experience. I really didn't know Jenny...but I knew this guy...kind of. I said to Jason, "Did you see that guy?" He didn't. I thought back to all of the places where I might have met him: it wasn't at school, it wasn't at church, it wasn't at work, I certainly didn't date him...how did I know him? I finally said to Jason, "Well, I either know him or he was in a movie I saw."
My mind stayed with the guy from the produce section until we went to check out. We were standing in line next to two guys who were talking about relationships. One guy was telling the other guy that he gave his relationship two weeks before it 'imploded'...because that's what happens to all of his relationships. I was thinking of the advice I could give him: maybe if you weren't so cocky your relationships would last longer...or maybe if you didn't spend more time on your hair than your girlfriend did...or maybe if you spent less time at the tanning salon and more time...you see, I get myself in trouble sometimes. Obviously I wasn't too impressed with the guy, but I was enjoying the conversation.
Oh...and I do that...I listen to people's conversations if they're loud enough to hear. I don't do it to be nosey, not really. I just do it because people fascinate me.
So there I was giving telepathic advice to Mr. I Can't Maintain a Relationship when Jason interrupted:
"Do you know that guy?"
I told him I didn't.
"Well, you're looking at him like you want to date him or something."
What? Is my husband a tad bit jealous? I asked him that and he said he wasn't. "I could take him if I had to," was Jason's very macho response.
Made my heart beat a little faster to think that Jason was jealous. I explained to Jason that I just like to watch and listen and then told him all I had learned about the guy I was watching. I'm not sure that he was impressed.
As we were loading our car I said, "Dang I wish I could remember how I knew that guy."
...see Husband, my thoughts were already back with the other guy...no need to be jealous.
Fast forward 24 hours. I was on the freeway headed towards my friend's house. We were going to dinner. The face of the guy from Costco popped up in my mind and just as quickly as it did I knew who he was.
Tyson...from Survivor Heroes vs. Villains. I tried to find a picture with his shirt on (for my mom) but have you seen Survivor? No one ever wears a shirt. And that's the truth Mom.