Over the weekend I got to see one of my oldest friends tie the knot, was a great (albeit rainy) time. Still, my mind works in mysterious ways and the thing that stood out was related to one of my ex’s being there. Now I rarely talk to them, but we’re on good terms. They’re married, have a few kids, and I made a point to at least do a happy ‘hi, how are ya’ and leave it at that.
Still, one thing I noticed ages ago, is that the ‘other half of the equation’ couldn’t really take their eyes off me. I initially noticed it at ‘group events’ mainly any time I actually spoke with my ex but then noticed that just about every time I’d scan the room, or be in the middle of a conversation with other folks… this guy’s just watching me.
Now the wedding marked the first time in… more than a few years since I actually ran into the happy couple in person, said my hello’s, etc… and moved on to the other two dozen people I hadn’t seen in ages. Made a point for the rest of the night to steer clear for the most part, but seriously… everyone’s on the floor dancing, and where’s he looking (while dancing)? Me.
My ex? Still a knockout. Given the option of looking at me, or looking at her, I’d have to say I can’t blame him – I’m one handsome SOB, but just the same dude… Past is the past, you’ve got a family, I’ve got… something, lol… As Lilly from How I Met Your Mother would say… where’s the poop?
Jealous? Intimidated? Over protective? Am I yet again this mysterious bogeyman? Honestly, I got a kick out of it.