Ella introduced me to her colleague Lee last week. Lee is cute in a boyish kind of way and shorter than I am (I like that). Best of all, Lee likes me, or so Ella says. I added him on Facebook yesterday and we started chatting. Part of that goes:
16:45 Me: It's so hot I want to pop open a can of Beer Below Zero and take a bath in it.
16:47 Lee: Okay, game! My officemates and I are drinking at the bar down the street later.
17:03 Lee: We're off to get wasted now. It was nice chatting with you!
So I decide (foolishly?) that that was an invitation and head off to Makati after work.
20:00 I ask my trusty side-kick to drop me off at the Salcedo Park, if for no other reason than that I have no idea where exactly Lee's office is and I think it seems like a good start. Actually, I do know what the street is like. It's got a 7-11 at the corner. Unfortunately, upon walking into a random 7-11 and asking if there are any other branches nearby, I discover to my dismay that they've put up stores on every other block of the CBD. I decide to walk in ever-widening circles around Salcedo Park, hoping to stumble upon the right street.
20:15 Still walking in circles. I wonder why I didn't get his number.
20:30 I get the genius idea to ask Neil where Ella's office is. I find out that it is in the opposite side of the CBD. I give myself a congratulatory pat on the back.
20:45 I find the right street. Suddenly I am
20:55 I walk into the bar. No one's there.
Was I relieved? Or disappointed? Neil texts me:
Neil: So did you find the place?
Me: Yes, but they've already left.
Neil: Awww. So what's going to happen to you now?
Me: I don't know I might just decide to die of sadness. Either that or I go home. I'm still weighing my options.
Neil: Right. I don't believe they're not there anymore.
I can't believe even my best friends are always suspicious of me.
PS. If you were in Lee's place, what would you think about my showing up?