Well this weekend we were talking about all sorts of stuff and I told the story of an email I once received from a girl I went on a couple of dates with a couple years ago and just how smoothly the email transitioned from something good into a “It’s not you it’s me” type of thing. I have X’d out the name and phone number, but everything else has been unedited. Perhaps I shouldn’t include this for privacy sake, but looking back it is a well written and funny email. It is especially funny when the segue from good to bad is made about halfway. Just remember nobody is safe from my LiveJournal. Enjoy!!!
Subject: Hello Stranger!
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 11:21:50 -0700 (PDT)
Well hello, hello! How are things with you? I hope all is well. Things here are great….my classroom and planning will probably always be a work in progress, however, things have started to run a bit more smoothly then they did during the first week. The kids keep me smiling, and I’m truly enjoying myself. I’m also in the process of meeting and making plans to begin another part-time job here at the school that involves doing some testing and substituting in the preschool classroom. I also just finished up my last weekend at Strafford Farms yesterday….it feels so strange to walk away from it all after 7 years….I’m sure I will miss the people I worked with, and even some of the customers (we have regulars…one even brought me flowers on Saturday!) but I won’t miss the routines. Our apartment is coming together….very slowly…but it’s coming. It often gets put on the back burner with all of the other things that my sister and I are currently trying to mark off of our “to-do” lists. Speaking of “to-do” lists, Keegan, I wanted to take some time to just apologize for my lack of contact with you over the past few weeks and hopefully provide some sort of an explaination. In case you hadn’t figured it out, I keep a very busy schedule, and in fact I think that I even thrive on my constant whirl-wind of activities. My mind is usually always racing with what needs to be done on my “to-do” list, and what needs to be taken care of first. Keeping with this, I also have a priority of dealing with things…ic, my first concerns lie with my family members and making sure that I am remaining in close contact with them, my second concerns lie with my close friends and my contact with them, my third area of concern rests with my goals in life and my career….which is currently holding a lot of my attention with a first year teacher. After that my next concerns lie with my other obligations to the youth organization that I’m involved with and just trying to stay on top of things at the
apartment and home in general. Unfortunately by the time I make sure I have covered all of these bases, it doesn’t leave much time for the additional areas of concern…..such as keeping in contact with new friends….that would be you! :) But I just wanted to let you know that my lack of contact doesn’t have anything to do with you and anything you did or did not do. You truly have a great personality Keegan, and I only wish that we had met earlier, or lived closer to each other, or I just had the extra time to invest in getting to know you better. However, I honestly believe that it’s not fair for me to give you any hopes that there will be more time for you or us, when in reality I know that there won’t be for awhile. You deserve to be doing things that will make you happy….not just waiting around for me. I hope this all makes at least some kind of sense to you. I would hope that we can still keep in touch, but until then take care and keep smiling!
ps-my cell phone plan ran out…so I’m in the middle of trying to get a new one, etc. But here’s my number at the apartment if you ever want to call 555-2588
So what do you people think, should I just send her an email for FUN!!!!