You can’t trust anyone!

Screenshot 2018-01-30 16.10.42Birthday Quotes – “Don’t get all weird about getting older! Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!”    –  “They say that age is all in the mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body!” ~

I dislike birthdays, or should I say I dislike being a year older, but I do revel in the celebrations, and even though this birthday’s not a special one, I’m planning to make the merriment last a good few days. I’ve already enjoyed a weekend of festivities and today I celebrated again with lunch with daughter Elizabeth, plus there are a couple more events planned for later in the week.

ALice and Elizabeth my birthday

No, I didn’t eat all this, even though the burger was delicious

It seems you can’t trust anyone these days, not even the back-up guy!

For the past two years I’ve had a gentleman admirer, a family friend of almost forty years. From time to time he calls in for coffee, brings me flowers and attempts to win me over with his charms. His attentions have remained unreciprocated. The last time he visited was two weeks ago.

This morning, while I was at the salon having my nails done, I received a text from him with the message – Happy Birthday Sue, hope you like the flowers xxx . On arrival home a bouquet of flowers was waiting for me.

Later when daughter Elizabeth and I were sitting down at the restaurant for my birthday lunch, guess who we bumped into? Yes, you are correct, it was my ardent admirer, not only that, but he was with another woman!

There was no welcome kiss and no affectionate hug, in fact my admirer looked most uncomfortable and so he should, after all, he was virtually cheating on me. He was meant to be my back-up guy, the one I had in reserve for when everything else went pear-shaped!

He hasn’t exactly left a gaping cavity in my heart, but I do feel…  Used!!

PS. He didn’t introduce me to his lady friend, and I resisted the urge and the opportunity to embarrass him in front of her, instead I chose not to thank him for the beautiful flowers, my birthday card and text!  That was very big of me don’t you think?

© 2018 In response to the word-prompt Cavity

16 thoughts on “You can’t trust anyone!

  1. Yes, it was very big of you…but you missed a great story for your blog if you had mentioned his earlier attentions to your birthday…just describing his looks, and his date’s puzzled face would have been a hoot. Maybe not nice, but funny for you.

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  2. gc

    It is unfortunate Susan that your pear-shaped back up guy turned out to be a lemon and a cad. But fate did manage to align the two of you to the same restaurant on that day so that the ardent admirer exposed himself to be a two-faced bungler.

    Hopefully you still enjoyed your birthday celebration. xx

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