Monday, 31 March 2008
When in a relationship, things have to be decided together. Certain liberties that you once took for granted are gone. The days of carefree and inconsequential decisions are over. This was the case the other night.
As many of you know, I lead a very busy life with work and school full time. Certain luxuries like spontaneous dinners or lunches must be scheduled. I adhere to my schedule religiously. Last weekend, I got an unexpected call from an old college friend, Maria. She's a fabulous European exchange student from Greece who I met at my old alma mater. During her stint at school, we went club hopping, bar hopping, shopped together, and ogled cute boys on the beach. When Maria met her boyfriend Vlad and moved to LA with him, I was so sad. So naturally, when she came to town I dropped everything and accepted her invite to go to dinner.
We ended up in Ybor City at the Acropolis Greek Taverna where they served really great Greek food.They even had belly dancers gyrating to music. It was like being in a Sultan's Harem. I had such a good time that I left my cellphone in the car without knowing it.
When the night was over, I took Maria back to her sister's house and opened my cellphone.
Twenty missed calls. All of them from Sam.
I called him back, but he didn't answer the phone. So, I naturally shrugged it off and figured that I'd call him in the morning.
The next day my phone rang at 8am. It was him and he was pissed.
Sam: Why didn't you answer your phone?
Me: Sorry. I left it in the car. I didn't realize it 'til later. I was with an old college friend, Maria. I hadn't seen her in like a million years.
Sam: Well that was really inconsiderate of you. You couldn't pick up the phone and tell me where you were? You know you always do this. You always think about yourself. You never think about me.
At this point in the conversation, my ears started ringing and I was starting to get mad.
Me: You know what. I'll call you later when this is out of your system.
I promptly hung up the phone.
In analyzing the situation, I must admit that I was wrong. I should have called him. I should have said I was going out with friends. But he didn't have to get all loud and aggravated at me! Relationships do take a lot of work and patience. Sometimes I think he's worse than my Mom. He calls me on his breaks, during his lunches, on my breaks and lunches, when I go home, when I wake up, not to mention all the text messages.
It gets tedious.
Then again I guess it's a small price to pay for having someone who you can say loves you as much as you love them.
As for the fight, don't worry. It all blew over a few days later. Literally and figuratively.
We always seem to have the best sex after fighting.