Thursday, July 10, 2008

Doing It, Doing It & Doing It .... Well (?)

Recently, I decided to be a man.

No, I didn’t start to pee standing up. I didn’t scratch myself in unsightly places, or make obnoxious bodily noises. But I did do the infamous Fade Away that they are so famous for.

Anyone familiar with the Fade Away? I’m sure you are. It refers to that period when a guy loses interest in the woman he’s seeing. Instead of calling things off with her, he does the Fade Away – stops calling, stops making plans, etc. His goal is to fade away from the females mind until she reaches the point where she wonders if he was ever there in the first place. I have yet to see this work, but you never know.

I instituted my own version of the Fade Away not too long ago. It caused me to delete a certain telephone number from my cell log and I’d avoid the phone altogether when that number appeared on my incoming call list. I ignored the emails and declined the facebook friend requests. This Fade Away thing was easy.

But then I got his email with the tragic news. A mutual friend had been killed in a motorcycle accident, so that was, in part what some of the phone calls were about. Of course, I called him and shared my condolences. The conversation eventually turned into things I wished I’d forgotten – how we once went on a double date with the accident victim & his wife, my sucky bowling scores, how much his mother likes me.

He ended our chat with a somber ‘keep in touch’, but he must’ve known that I wouldn’t. I hung up and tried my damndest not to remember the good ole days, not to get emotional. I failed. Sighness. I guess being a man is just as tough as being a woman. Perhaps this Fade Away thing isn’t such a good idea after all.


Juicy77 said...

excellent post

Anonymous said...

nice post.

i call that the houdini. it works sometimes, and other times not so much.

A said...

:-( Sorry about your loss.

remorji said...

Old school here, we used to just tell them how things were and this worked vice-versa. I know I have had a few relationships that ended on good terms. But hey you gotta lot of nuts out there. Maybe I should work on my jumper too.

motownrunnergirl said...

i like this post a lot. wow, i haven't been here in a while. sorry queen.

aoc gold said...



I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

against the earth's sweet flowing breast;


A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;


A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;


Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with the rain.


Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

~~~by age of conan

La Femme Nikita said...

I've definitely done that. I felt bad too but I guess not that bad.