“I am so happy I have finally found a guy that I could see myself marrying!” Sarah was so excited she didn’t need that Pike Place venti from Starbucks. “You just met the guy, why are you getting your hopes up so quickly?” I was still a little hung over from the night before and not yet ready for Sarah and her ‘he-is-my-future-husband’ talks.
“But this one is different I just know,” Sarah said with a twinkle in her eye that made my vodka-filled stomach turn. “You always put yourself into these situations where the guy does not measure up to your expectations or you just end up doing something crazy like accidentally sleeping with someone’s dad,” I said knowing I had hit a sensitive spot. “I told you to never talk about that situation again,” Sarah said trying to give me the scariest glare she could muster. “And besides I know I am right about this guy.”
A few weeks ago Sarah had met William at an art opening on Queen West in which they shared a mutual love over abstract photography. After a beautiful night of great conversation and looking at wonderful art Sarah and William had exchanged numbers. The second she got home William texted her, “I had a wonderful night with u. Would u be free 4 din next wk?” And from there began Sarah’s love infatuation.
Due to both of their busy schedules they were only able to get together on the weekends, but that did not stop their romantic texting. “Ur eyes r so beautiful I could stare at them 4ever,” he would write her almost every day. “I am so happy to have found a man who is such a gentleman,” she would respond.
Days had past and Sarah had never been so attached to her phone before. Almost grabbing at the phone before the text had arrived proved to Sarah that she was in fact smitten with her dear William and was happy that with her horrible track record had found a decent guy.
Then, one evening after William dropped Sarah off at her apartment after dinner they started sending their good-night texts. Sarah was about to fall asleep into sweet dreams of William brushing her away to his beautiful country home, when she had received a text from William. “It was so hard 2 leave u tonight my love.” Sarah smiled and was half way through writing her response when she got another incoming text from William, “I can’t wait till I am deep inside u and we r fcking like animals.”
Sarah just dropped her phone in horror. She didn’t respond to William ever again.