However, lying men seem to get a thrill out of elaborating, partly from ego vis a vis strongly underestimating a woman's intelligence and intuition. Hence, true to type, I wake up to Dragan texting me apologetically,"I so sorry on yesterday," he writes, "I didn't respond to message." Then the piece de resistance, "I had headache and sleep round 8 night, just wake up last 2 hrs".
Torn between being mad that he's lying, or that the lie is quite shabby. Surely I merit a bit more effort than that, non? A touch of poetry perhaps?? Incidentally, if you're the rare man reading this, just fyi, the jig is up. "Asleep" is already quite well known as a euphemism for "out screwing someone else." You might as well just say that so we can all be adults, and we get to schedule up our own evening with the stunt cock of our choice i.e. not yours. I decide to Go Cancer on this one, and ply on the benevolence.
"Oh, it's ok," I write emitting saintly rays of compassion, "Unfortunately, this is goodbye. I really do wish you the best." That actually means the exact opposite, but kindness can be sharpened to pricking if need be. A bit contrary, but true. He is stunned, "why goodbye?" he questions, I'm sure shocked at the sudden reversal from the idea he has of me, soft, compliant, biddable, easy to manipulate, or really, plain stupid.
Dragan had always been "just about the facts", displaying an over-reaching skepticism which he felt was a hallmark of true sanity. When I'd intimated I loved astrology, he thought it was silly crap people just made up. Upon my hint that the truth always finds me and this should encourage him to be one with it, he campaigned to present himself as honest, using words rather than action. Obviously, his grasp on mythology was weak, Mercury the God of thieves himself used words to plot and ploy. And I had Mercury in Gemini so I should know. Every member of the Council without exception shrieked piercingly of how the man protesteth too much in defense of his honesty.
I answer him with simple causality, "Dragan, if you're serious about your green card, then you need to be serious about spending time with certain people. You have no time to waste, especially not if the only thing you're getting is just fun and pictures. Hope you understand."
I smile at my phone and think, "That'll learn ya to doubt the esoteric again u picku."
Naturally, I haven't heard from him since.