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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 11:43 PM, July 17th (Thursday)

Prologue: Now I would never post a longish story unless I thought it was interesting and I being the sole judge and jury decided this one was interesting. As unlikely as it may appear most of this story is true and absolutely happened as written…all but the plumbing part, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. Oh and sorry about the OM spoiler in the title.

So I’m in the city a few weeks back (there is no city but San Francisco) and I decide to stop in and have a drink only because there happens to be a parking spot and if you happen to live or work in the city I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about. One time I went into the Yapoo! Plumbing store just because it had a spot at the front door…you never know when you might need a plunger in your car.

So anypoo, (sorry) I go in and sit at the bar next to this attractive lady. I turn to her and say my magical pick up line, “I may not be Fred Flintstone but I bet I can make your bedrock”…no no just kidding I would never be that crass. I said “hey, is your name google because you’re who I’ve been searching for.”

No, actually we started talking about the Giants who were on TV and progressed from there…and if you have seen the Giants lately you know in fact that it could only go up. I liked her and I could tell she thought I was a tenth of a percent above mediocre because when I asked if she wanted to share an appetizer she said she was meeting someone in a few minutes but would love to some other time and proceeded to give me her business card.

Well, for 15 minutes more we discussed important topics like “should it be hit and run or run and hit” (that’s baseball talk for the uniformed reader) or “which is better, Stella or Becks” (that’s beer talk, but I’m sure most of you who frequent this forum knew that) and then the strangest most marvelous, incredible, stupendous thing happened…her date arrived and it was the other man. Yes, that other man. Now here I must add that at one time I wanted to shove the Yapoo! Plunger up his Yahoo! and he avoided this event the best he could because back then I was batpoo crazy and would likely have made the small intestine. Luckily for the two of us, I now could give a flying crap, (pun sort of intended) but he didn’t know and was wide eyed and bushy to get the hell away from me. I just thanked the lady for the conversation and looked forward to our seeing each other again. I got up and left but damn did I hate giving up that parking spot.

Epilogue: Phone call has been made and it is confirmed, I will share that appetizer and I suspect it will be very tasty indeed. Here’s hoping my parking Karma continues and go Gigantes.


I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.



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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 11:59 PM, July 17th (Thursday)


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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Lostly
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Default  Posted: 12:03 AM, July 18th (Friday)

That, asurvivor, was a marvelous story, and might I add that it made my night . My mouth almost hit the floor when the OM was her date, because even though you had mentioned him in the title, by the time he had arrived in the story I had totally forgotten about him!!

Which begs the question, are you going to tell her about the OM when you meet for appetizers?


BW 48 - Multiple d-days
Divorced 2012 after 19 yrs
6 smart, beautiful, amazing kids Dd 19; Ds 17; Dd 15; Ds 13; Ds 11; Dd 10

Sometimes I hear my voice, and it's been here, silent all these years. I've been here, silent all these years.


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Default  Posted: 12:11 AM, July 18th (Friday)








This world is too damn small sometimes but if I'm going to have to have a sighting this is the way to do it.


I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

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finallymefirst
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Default  Posted: 12:18 AM, July 18th (Friday)

You are too funny.... whats ur sign lol...great story!!!

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better4me
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Default  Posted: 7:27 AM, July 18th (Friday)

wowza


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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 7:54 AM, July 18th (Friday)

Perfect!

NL


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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, July 18th (Friday)

Ok that story just made my day :)


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Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, July 18th (Friday)

Beautiful!!!!


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brokeninfl
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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, July 18th (Friday)

I ADORE this. Too freaking fabulous.


"On the other side of fear lies freedom"

Me - 36 BS
Him - doesn't matter
2 DS
DD 11/08
Divorced.


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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, July 18th (Friday)

Oh my

Let us know how the date goes!


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Default  Posted: 12:02 PM, July 18th (Friday)

Oh there BETTER be an update to THIS story!!!


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - ??

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

I edit often for clarity.


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cmego
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Default  Posted: 12:29 PM, July 18th (Friday)

Those will be amazing appetizers.


me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17
Divorced

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings


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AnnieOakley
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Default  Posted: 2:00 PM, July 18th (Friday)

Great story! I will have to look for that parking spot next time I'm in The City, and need a plunger.

Definitely this story requires an update accordingly.


Me= BS, 45
Him=WH, 46
M=18+,T=21+
dday=7/06, 8/09 (pics at a recent work function), 11/09 VAR. Done.
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Default  Posted: 2:26 PM, July 18th (Friday)

You should tell us more stories!


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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, July 19th (Saturday)

So I’m thinking about taking her out for some Thai food tonight. I haven’t decided where but I’ve narrowed it down to these restaurants:

Thai Tanic-I hear the Jackfruit Curry with bell peppers and cashews is fantastic but sometimes can be bit too watery

Wok this way- if I can get the adjoining tables to sing the song it should really impress her

Phuket Thai- I just love their relaxed atmosphere

Edited because I couldn't spell the word decided...it is a tough word.

[This message edited by asurvivor at 3:29 PM, July 19th (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 5:47 PM, July 19th (Saturday)

LOVE IT!!

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cmego
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Default  Posted: 6:20 PM, July 19th (Saturday)

....and now I'm singing, "Woc this waaay, talk this waaay..."


me...BS, 43 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17
Divorced

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings


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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 6:36 PM, July 19th (Saturday)

I apologize for the guitar solo that will be in your head all night cmego.


I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.



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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

How did the date go?


BW 48 - Multiple d-days
Divorced 2012 after 19 yrs
6 smart, beautiful, amazing kids Dd 19; Ds 17; Dd 15; Ds 13; Ds 11; Dd 10

Sometimes I hear my voice, and it's been here, silent all these years. I've been here, silent all these years.


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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Well I met her at a topless place…whoops, I mean a tapas place for some Spanish treats and sangria the other night. I’m not really interested in a dating situation but she could possibly change my mind as she made make me laugh and that is priority number one on my priority list. I know I know, faithfulness, trustworthiness etc etc not to mention a nice buttocks region are important, but if I’m bored, I don’t make it far enough to worry about those sort of things. Why tell me a good “there once was a man from Nantucket” limerick and I’m yours…no just joshing. I just love using the word “joshing” don’t you?

So now the part all one of you have been waiting for (thanks for caring Lostly, I’ll send you some sangria), the infamous OM part of this story. Well as it turns out, he is a very minor business contact in her life and well that’s about all there is to tell. He did mention to her that I, my X, and he had a little issue a number of years back…actually I don’t know how much detail he went into and quite frankly I don’t give a flying tapa as I had spent way too much mental time in the past wondering how big his dork was or how I was going to cut his dork off or…well you probably get the drift. One magical day, I came to the realization that it was time to live without the anger and bitter and simply enjoy sitting at the bar eating tapas with an exciting woman and live my life without all the “stuff.” Let the shit go, wipe it off, it can be wiped off you know.


I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.



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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Did the man from Nantucket end up eating at Phuket thai...?

The topless place gets reserved for the third date I assume.

Just joshing!


Sit. Feast on your life.

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cmego
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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I think this sounds very interesting! Are you going to ask for a second date and see if she still makes you laugh?

And...did you make her laugh?


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WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17
Divorced

"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings


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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 2:19 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Did the man from Nantucket end up eating at Phuket thai...?

As I once said to Mario Batali...Well done Bird


Edited to add the bird after the well done...just added some punch don't you think Nora?

[This message edited by asurvivor at 2:54 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 2:26 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

And...did you make her laugh?

huh? what? You mean I was suppose to be concerned that she enjoyed herself OH OH. But in my defense, I am a man after all. Hey, wait just a minute here...I did bring out my go to not joke. You know where you say something that is obviously just wrong and then hesitate for a few beats and then say NOT real loud. Hilarious right? How could she not have liked that?


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Default  Posted: 4:32 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Great story! Hope it keeps getting better. As a City dweller myself, I often make my dining decisions based on where I am able to park.


Me: FBW, 48. Him: SAFWH, 57 (SFGary)
3 fantastic kids: DS 16, DS 15, DD 10
DDay 1: 1/8/13, multiple DDays with TT for an entire year.

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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I love your tagline asurvivor - it is perfect and succinct way to articulate what we are all doing.

I'm so with you on the 'make me laugh and we're halfway there' part too. Another biggie is 'getting' my quirky sense of humour. If I crack a funny and you don't get it I don't worry about having not nailed it (because I SO did) - I just figure you're not the dude for me.

quite frankly I don’t give a flying tapa as I had spent way too much mental time in the past wondering how big his dork was or how I was going to cut his dork off or…well you probably get the drift. One magical day, I came to the realization that it was time to live without the anger and bitter and simply enjoy sitting at the bar eating tapas with an exciting woman and live my life without all the “stuff.” Let the shit go, wipe it off, it can be wiped off you know.

^^THIS made me laugh out loud and do a fist pump in the air. Love it and its so true.

He's still a fuckwit whether or not I stab myself in the leg with a fork about what a fuckwit he is so I'm better off leaving him to his fuckwitery and leave the forking for other endeavours.

You sure did have a "little issue" - he is a little issue.

[This message edited by SBB at 7:34 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)]


I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

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Lostly
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Default  Posted: 10:12 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I am so pleased, asurvivor, and have a big, fat, wide smile on my face! Thanks so much for making me actually laugh out loud on a rather stressful day. You have a way with words that create quite the visual!

Who knows, maybe this is the beginning of a wonderful love story, and, if the so, what a brilliant opening act.

Do keep us posted, I will be checking often for updates. I must ask, though, that you perhaps consider sharing the classic 'go to NOT' joke.......ya know, morbid curiously and all...


BW 48 - Multiple d-days
Divorced 2012 after 19 yrs
6 smart, beautiful, amazing kids Dd 19; Ds 17; Dd 15; Ds 13; Ds 11; Dd 10

Sometimes I hear my voice, and it's been here, silent all these years. I've been here, silent all these years.


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asurvivor
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Default  Posted: 7:30 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

I must ask, though, that you perhaps consider sharing the classic 'go to NOT' joke.

Ok well as long as you asked here it is: "I think NOT jokes are fresh and incredibly funny and should be used at every opportunity," pause pause pause "NOT"

I cringed even writing that


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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

That's a great NOT joke ....


NOT

[This message edited by norabird at 9:37 AM, July 24th (Thursday)]


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