Reconnect

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Anthony called me again, this time while I was at work. He doesn’t know exactly my work situation so thus well he doesn’t entirely know whether or not I’m available – at his beck and call. It almost echoes the time he called me at work I txt him back telling him I’ll return his call later and he replies with “Why don’t you come down with me to Finer Food’s, you’ll make more money and you’ll be closer to home”. It’s as if he needs to take the opportunity to convince me to change jobs for him.

Anyway allow me to give you a quick timeline.

To start the last time I ever talked to him was back in June 2017. During that month he puts on a full-court press starting with a “call me 911” txt. He calls me two more times before eventually I call him back and at that point he gives me a pitch basically letting me know that he needs to borrow some money for his son’s medical bills. I agree and we later meet at a barbershop where he proceeds to just pivot our conversation into some areas I think he shouldn’t but won’t enforce my boundaries on. No need to go into that again at least to keep this point simple. Just know this had been the last time I had seen him…

One thing I learned about him was that for some reason he needs me to know some of “Deranged Barney’s” movements. Perhaps he saw him on the train one day or he wants to go over the last bizarre incident that almost cost me my job at the theater and Barney lost his job over it himself. He will casually bring up his name in conversation which leads to the last time I talked to him on the phone. Which was near the end of that month.

Which leads to the last time I called Anthony which was after I ran into the deranged one. To my disappointment Anthony couldn’t even relate to the fact that I wanted nothing to do with him. His only words were to tell me that it was cold for me to just walk away from him with no response, no reaction. I could’ve just said “Hey what’s up! How’s it going?” And says all this knowing the history which is very contemptible perhaps on both sides admittedly.

For some reason he never caught on to my clues to end the conversation and get some rest. He continued to complain that he was soooo tired – I’m lead to believe he had the early shift at his store on that day. Finally I just simply said to him that he should get himself some rest and I’ll talk to him later. The last time we connected by phone.

He txts me the next month letting me know some news that I had already told him. For example I told him Harve got promoted at “The Show” to senior mgr and yet he tells me the same news I already knew. He makes a mention of the money he owes me from last month. I attempt to call him back and my call goes to voicemail, I leave a msg and he never replies. Alright!img_2594

He has no idea of some of the changes I went through at “The Hole”. Basically there was a period of radio silence between us and we’re both responsible. For a good period I never rushed to get in touch with him and nor was he in a huge rush to be in touch. He also evidently changed his phone number so the number I had been txting and called in the past probably no longer work. And besides there was a time I’m pluck him out of the ether to talk to him. Strangely enough that has changed and only because I came to some conclusions while he decided to not say a whole lot from roughly July last year to February other than wishing me a happy birthday on my FB wall during the holidays.

Before he starts calling again he writes on my FB status with regards to a movie I saw and states “You never said what theater you went to”. Finding that irritating I simply delete his msg no word no warning just delete. He has the tendency to open some can of worms almost as if he thrives on it!

Then February four phones calls from a new number I don’t recognize, and by the third call Anthony finally sends a txt telling me to call him. I ask who it is since he never identified himself – remember I don’t recognize this number – he confirms I fail to call him. After this he calls one more time I just let my cell ring…

Then near the end of June he txts me about a movie palace that is expected to be refurbished by the city. He just sends a txt and I miss it for a few weeks and had no plans to respond.

Then this month he calls me again while I’m at work. I see his name on my phone as a missed call though so far the only phone call I see for that day is from him. As I began to realize he’s a persistent fellow. And this is how we did become friends years ago, I back off and he just plays smarter. Though the difference between now and years ago when we first met at $h1tplace is that well we don’t currently work together now!

That’s the timeline and it appears he may remain persistent. I feel as if that’s how he had been when we first worked together in 2011, he was going to seek an opportunity to connect. If my distance wasn’t an indication to him he was going to keep working on it perhaps because he realized that it benefited him to do so. And wasted little time in trying to take advantage, especially when we first met.

The radio silence continues as I just find plenty of reasons to believe he was never a friend just a user. And true to form, I’m guessing Anthony has no earthly idea why I’m ducking his phone calls. Assuming he’s thinking much about it, and knowing him if I do get into touch with him again Anthony is just going to interrogate me demanding an explanation as far as why I won’t speak to him. It’ll be about why I won’t talk to him and why am I avoiding him and it’ll never occur to him that it’s his behavior. If I tell him he still won’t understand.

For now I feel as if the best move is to do nothing and just don’t be in a rush to respond to him. Let him show his persistence even if so far there are months in between his attempts to contact me.

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Colleague…

img_3876The team I work on is very different from the one I worked with at “The Hole”. Every branch of a company has some minor differences of course and it’s usually thanks to the quirks of construction and design. Regardless by the time I got let from from “Fresh Foods” last year my former store was starting to go downhill as far as morale.

As with most Fortune 500 companies “Fresh” has gone through it’s own changes. Costs are cut here, there are layoffs, changes from corporate, perhaps even rumors of a buyout these could weigh you down. One could even be concerned about their own jobs if the changes could whittle down to the small fish other than mgmt.

I had an interview to return to “The Hole” and it was destined now to work out. When I wrote about that interview which was with a store mgr not Larry who had took over my old dept. It’s safe to say we didn’t click and that happens, what can I do about it. This is what I told another coworker who was around and let go when Rog became our dept. mgr. More on that later…

I told you a basic story about how I got hired at my current job. I often like to say I had people looking out for me and thanks to my own history with “Fresh” my current boss reached out to two key people from my old dept. First he knew the boss who first hired me at the company back in 2015 and he reached out to Larry. It’s not a huge secret that I had some issues with tardies however I got the e-mail, responded, and then got an interview. Also in short order interviewed with my new boss and ultimately his boss. Either way there was something there that had been worth their time!

As for that coworker, remember another post where another colleague Bill had the tendency to note the bull$h!t? Well this coworker we’ll call Sally got caught up in it and she noted the picking that our bosses had been doing. Hell unexpectedly one of the supervisors where checking out her movements such as her breaks, or trips to the bathroom. Another colleague noted that there was some weird investigation where he outright noted someone didn’t like Sally – don’t know why – and it helped ease her out!

I told Sally what happened with yours truly and it was the tardies, however, I made sure to note the one who I believe was doing the “picking” got himself “picked up on out of there“. Told her the basic story about Rog that he had been demoted and sent to another store and then finally no longer with the company. She could attempt to get her job and would have to go through Larry. Updated her on the assistant mgrs and supervisors who are still there.

Who knows if Sally will ever return to the company, it seems she’s not hurting now. She was quickly able to find a job at a local university working in the cafeteria. Almost similar to what she did at “The Hole”, but of course with some minor differences. She was quickly back to work and I had to wait my 6 mos before I could return to “Fresh”. Either way let’s just say our experiences didn’t hold either of us back for any extended period of time.

Cynical

Excuse me for scoffing at this articlescoffing at this article and confirming for me that women will fall for anything. According to her this man had a plan and eventual realized his ambition. And at that, I will admit he took a risk in quitting his full-time job for his dream.

The yeah right about this is this woman who says she’s quite a catch based upon her job and career she found a man without the good job. He was living in his car and his only employment is an internship pursuing his dream job. I’m happy for this guy for pursuing his dream but now I question if he found the right woman.

Could this be frustration? Could this be that I had nothing to attract a woman with this young lady’s background to me? Can women truly fall for dreamers who only “arouse” their interest when it seems they’re close to reaching them?

This reminds of the movie “True to the Game” that I talked about a while back. A young woman who otherwise knows better to mess with a gangster brother, messes with him. She lives with him and unfortunately is a target of some rivals on the streets. A fictional example of how it seems women will fall for anything.

Satisfaction

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Last year I decided to end the storyline involving “The Show”. It wasn’t something that was going to figure on a consistent basis as it seemed to have in years past. As with the storyline involving Rog sometimes how I try to end the discussion can seem somewhat unsatisfying, especially for yours truly.

I still go over what I now call the greatest most pettiest fight I ever engaged in with Kelly during the later part of that “streak era”. I shouldn’t have gotten out of it unscathed, but then my level of frustration with the theater at that time finally got the better of me. And involved the house manager and eventually the general manager. So I was literally losing it with two of the main mgrs of “The Show”. Hell when HM told me to “put my hands down I’m being violent” my even more violent reaction to that (no blows were dropped thank you very much) even he had to calm it down a tad. I call that a fight and admittedly it was over something so small.

How do I look at it, a complaining young girl decided to turn it into drama by running to  a mgr when all I did was walk into her elbow (yes, that’s what happened). She got mad because I never said anything evidently she turns this into a mgmt issue found a mgr who would try to address it. That incident became an attempt at an ambush then I go off because of the young girl’s response to my counter – “No because you’re being very rude”. Then it becomes a back and forth with a mgr who only wanted his way and I wasn’t going for it. Like I said it was really petty and worthless, but this was who I was working with.

Of course since I briefly went over that episode in two paragraphs that’s scratching the surface of weird incidents that I got caught up in. It seems I do have a knack for it and handled them awfully for the most part. Bottom line was that many of these incidents were a sign that it was time to go – even to take on that job at the bank that didn’t work out in the long term. What I can often take some solace in is that many of those young rambunctious individuals – not all of them were young and they were often female – were gone before I finally moved on. I outlasted many of them so why the hell did they come to work looking to start $h!t. Not to say I didn’t feed into it, but I think I was dealing with individuals who had their own internal issues that they shouldn’t bring to work with them!

Regardless what do I try to remember when thinking about the odd conflicts that I found myself in. There was a reason I remained there for many years – even if I had to hear lectures from people which seemed somewhat sanctimonious when you think about it. Many of the people I worked with made coming in worthwhile I mentioned some of them by their assumed name here. If you work with good workers and they made the job fun it was worth it. If you work with complainers who if they didn’t whine about someone else not doing any work they would whine about the job. I’m somewhat guilty of that although I tried to work with people unless I realized that I just couldn’t…

It was hard to get into the job market and it was harder still when the jobs I do interview for don’t call me back for hiring. It was still hard to just leave after almost five years at “The Show”. I wasn’t that excited to leave for a “Gotham Bank” branch closer to home though I could say in terms of the job I’d take on it was a better job than the theater. Closer to home, mostly daytime hours, and in the long run better opportunities. And the better opportunities – growth – was exactly what I had been looking for. Regardless I wasn’t ready to leave mentally, however, it was time and became determined. It took me a minute to decide if it was time to leave and thus hand in my two-week notice.

The house manager noticed and hell I had wondered would he have offered me something to stay, he never did. Another senior mgr who I also hadn’t done well with over the years even noticed and did a yeah right when she suggested I could help her get a job at a bank. Last thing I wanted to do was help someone like her who just couldn’t keep her emotions in check! Beyond them for the most part many of the mgrs and supervisors I had worked with hardly said anything. Another person gone and when you think about it turnover was high that one more person leaving wasn’t huge news, although a familiar face such as myself was leaving. That’s certainly news unless you’re one of those people who had some weird issue with me!

Now that it’s approaching four years since working my final shift at “The Show” it’s funny how other things took precedence over the weird dramas that I dealt with over the five years at that theater. For example my mother deals with her health challenges and ultimately loses her job because of something beyond her control – i.e. new ownership. For yours truly a mgmt change at “The Hole” which put me under a mgr who was “in the weeds” and the tardiness became enough of a problem that got me let go.

Unlike earlier in this decade when I basically started my work career working a minimum wage job at a movie theater where I just didn’t progress. I feel as if I have a lot more on my plate now than then. Perhaps I had to deal with adulthood in my own way during my five years there. When you think about it, I had learned so much about myself during that period and I’m still learning.

Needless to say I wasn’t very popular with the young women who were old enough for me to date. It helped me realize they didn’t know what they wanted. It was as true as far as coworkers especially. If they complained about you not doing work then they’d find a way to distract you if you were doing something. I could say it was difficult to really win with these young women, but then I wasn’t supposed to. All I could do was get out of the way to the extent that I could.

As I told an old friend from “The Show” recently we may have to deal with people who look over your should for any mistake, a change of environment does wonders. This is what I could get from my time at the theater. Once something has served it’s purposes – which is make money and gain some basic job experience – then it’s time to move on to the next thing. It wasn’t that exciting, however, it was necessary and the excitement of what one can accomplish will overpower the negative!

Odds & Ends

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I know I said it was time to lay off of Rog for a bit, but some things came up where either I learned something bad about him. Also just got a few dings on a “Ruthless” former boss who’s likely to never cross paths with yours truly ever again. It just shows I still have some bitterness, though regardless I have to take some responsibility for what happened. The pattern was there and the powers that be at my job – which I’m pointing to Rog’s bosses – made a call! I put myself in that position where I couldn’t hold on by the teeth.

* To start my new store got a new receiver who I know from ‘The Hole“. She took a promotion to come to our store. I had to tell her that me being at the new store was not my decision. Without spelling it out and the first question from her lips, “Was it Rog?”

My only answer was partially. About my particular situation it was clear he didn’t really care and he had his own issues, and now that’s over. She reminded me that Rog, is no longer there. Indeed I see he’s no longer with “Fresh Foods” not that I told her that though if only there was an answer to that question as far as what happened. I could pontificate on this, but it really isn’t important.

Yet another former colleague from “The Hole” came by the store some time later. He had quit the company shortly before Rog took over the team. I told him roughly the same thing that I told the store receiver. Then told him he left at the right time since our team had been taken over by a mgr who actually made a mess of things. I also added in his case, but “that’s not important.” His response I pointed out and now I’m at this other store.

That person we’ll just call Johnny was with me training on receiving for our dept until he quit about a month later. Who knows Rog could’ve decided he needed to f**k with Johnny just because well he wanted to. He probably did that with a little bit of everyone trying to prove something. In the long run Rog isn’t there to keep messing around with things just to power trip and show he’s a big deal!

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* Speaking of receiving, I told the new store receiver that I had a few receiving shifts coming up. So we’ll probably be interacting more in the future. I think our dept’s receiving team is having some vacation time coming up so I’m getting trained up on it. Had a few rough days where the tardies are collecting again but so far I haven’t gotten called out. Yeah history could repeat itself, however, I’m getting a hang of the new job so it just means I can strategize.

For example, get myself out of bed earlier and hustle myself out of bed early in the morning to take that early morning train. I could wait until after say 5 AM to get to the train, but then early in the morning I’m cutting it close. It’s definitely a long way to my job especially since I prefer to work in or around downtown Chicago. Thirty minutes by train which is what I told both my new boss and his boss when I interviewed. Regardless I have a plan which hopefully I won’t fall victim for the need to just lounge until I’m ready to get dressed for work.

Anyway I get to use my receiving training and got to learn the new store’s way this time. The dept is arranged differently, but it’s to be expected. Different stores, different spaces and different procedures. Perhaps another future opportunity which I’m definitely looking for however I got to stay on the ball as far as attendance. Otherwise if I get the unreliable tag on me, it’s not going to work out for me!

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* Finally I learned that Francis is no longer with the “dine-in” that I worked at in 2016. He was moaning and groaning – probably like I had been with “The Show” and under Rog – about his job at the time. He seemed not very keen or interested in either transferring elsewhere in the same company. He seemed not very keen on looking for another job until they found a seemingly BS reason to let him go.

He’s very young so some paths to getting out of some situations just weren’t that apparent to him. Indeed I told a young lady he worked with that if she doesn’t like it there she can transfer – she was grumbling herself – her excuse this was the closest to her home! Gah! I can be the king of excuses, but I hate it when people do that. Anyway I’m also an example of when you get comfortable and something gets taken away like a job for example!

Anyway I sent Francis some job leads and he quickly got an interview. He was kind of whining about not finding anything so I sent him a lead to “The Hole” as all the sudden there are positions available. I made sure to message one of the supervisors to insure that his application gets pulled, however, from what Francis noted he got a call right away! Perhaps my messages may have helped or perhaps not but he got an interview.

Gary contacted him he said which I told him then he can relax a bit. He sounded desperate so I just told him to do his homework on the company. They want someone who knows what “Fresh Foods” is all about. He doesn’t have to dress up, but he has to know how to present himself. Just treat this like any other interview and he would be OK. Just relax, don’t get nervous, but arm yourself with some knowledge also. I’m thinking he never set foot in a “Fresh” store unlike yours truly who was shopper long before working at that company.

His interview hasn’t come to pass yet though he did have some questions about the job he’d interview for. I answered them to the best of my ability. Hopefully he’ll be comfortable once he gets the job. While my old dept has changed significantly since I unceremoniously left, there are a few old characters left who hopefully will make him feel at home.

I just have to note that what claimed his job was almost similar to what claimed mine. Yeah it was tardies for yours truly, but it was also a mgmt change. Probably not a 100% flip as had largely happened at “The Hole”, but at the “dine-in show” Francis tells me that the GM had moved on and left him vulnerable to some BS not that he fully explained to me why they let him go. However, it makes a difference when mgmt knows you. If they have a good opinion of you then it’s great if they don’t then worry!

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* Kent one day told me another Rog allegation. This goes up the alley in my humble opinion of “respect issues”. One reason Rog is no longer at ‘The Hole” as a dept mgr was he thought his dept was full of gangbangers. Thing is I don’t know who he said this to or if he said this to anyone. If true it suggests a very nervous man.

His nervousness probably cost a lot of people their jobs. His nervousness as far as his new role probably let to the mess the dept was in by the time he finally left. As another coworker noted there was a lot of BS in the dept that subsided once Larry returned to take over the dept. No more BS from a man who was set up to fail!

Regardless what Kent told me gave me a laugh and I had to tell him. To be sure there were people I worked with who said they had been part of a gang. My explanation was that this is all Rog and his nervousness got the better of him. He probably wasn’t at ease with the various people he had been working with. Especially if he wanted to come off as a tough boss who wanted it all his way.

 

Reconnect

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In Hustler I said that my dear old martial artist friend Anthony – who seems to like to beg for money in spite of his big talk – hadn’t contacted me since February. Then he later texts me about a local movie palace that has long been shuttered. He knows I have the interest although in the case of that building there’s not much I’d want to do with it since I’m not a rich man.

It’s him trying to get the money train flowing again. I’ve concluded a while ago that he’s really a hustler. There when you need him but sometimes I wonder about his conclusions. His angles go into left-field to me and I’ve begun to realize that more and more.

In that last post about him I realize I was overthinking when talking about him. I made it about a grand scheme and I feel there is something to it. Then again I always suspected that he would try to get in touch with me again. In this case a txt that I could merely ignore which he notes.

Just think a few months ago when he txt’d me I shot back a “I’m sorry who is this?” and he responds and I never did even if he called again later. He has a history of not getting hints and if I point blank told him it still wouldn’t be the end of it. Radio silence doesn’t always work, he can be persistent case in point when he was trying to get me to call back his “Finer Foods” store a few years ago.

Either way he may call me again or txt me again. When he does I will be in no rush to answer. Here’s another funny thing about that I didn’t realize he sent me a txt until a few weeks after he sent it. I missed it because I wasn’t entirely looking for it! 😛

Hustler

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I’ve had to realize that an old friend Anthony – my martial artist friend who worked with me at “The Show” – is a hustler. I remember that he used to refer to those individuals who work 10 jobs as hustlers, he seemed to look down on that. Although to be fair at one point since I’ve known him he seemed to be working two jobs. Having done that myself during the course of this blog, it’s not entirely easy!

All the same, remember how he started off our work relationship. All I had to do is take him home in my mother’s car and he started asking questions and he probably was evaluating me. Next thing I know he asks the second question I thought was out of line which is “Can I borrow some money?” He hardly wasted any time doing so and even worse even if it caused me to back off since we just me it only served to cause him to change his strategy. I just wish that I had been smart enough to see that well he wasn’t going to stray too far from his programming.

I had to realize that he always had an agenda. When he caught himself looking out for my interests at work or even when I was trying to look for another job it was often about him. One time when I told him about an interview I got for a competing theater chain he suggested something counter-intuitive to me which was to negotiate and if I don’t get what I want be prepared to walk – and I was like “Huh?”. I don’t know what I wanted yet other than a job offer which needless to say I never got so when he asked about hours and such all I could tell him was that we just never got that. As far as that this should be the answer, if we never went there no job offer is coming at all!

This let’s me know – though years after the fact – that this was really about him. If I was more in interview mode than negotiation mode for a mere minimum wage job even if there was a possibilities for further opportunities at that company then it was doomed to fail. I’d have flopped anyway in spite of my best hopes and intentions and somehow he’d find a way to blame me for it depressing me further.

Not to stay negative on him but if it hadn’t been for him I wouldn’t have tried for that mgmt position at a neighborhood movie house. While I never imagined the disarray that took place there after that interview it was still a worthwhile experience. Sadly I was destined not to get the job whether or not I did well with that interview. While Anthony felt bad that it fell through that this was something he helped orchestrate largely because he knew I wanted this. I never told him the reason but if there was a reason this was my escape away from the place I knew as “S**tplace”.

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His tips that I took advantage of were for jobs that he was working. The opportunities at the local theater, “Finer Foods” (which didn’t work out for a variety of reasons outside of our control possibly), and finally a home goods store near downtown Chicago. Then this leads me to a conclusion for some reason he wants me close to him – and is probably why he wanted so bad last year for me to consider working at “Finer Foods”. All the sudden and with my experience at “Fresh Foods” he tried to sell me on it with a simple “You’d make more money” and with my experience trying to get on with them I’d start coming up with excuses which he seemed to ignore.

Another more potent conclusion with this: he wants me beholden to him. Ahhhhhh, for what he does for me I have to owe him something. Helping me to find a better opportunity – even when I’m not looking for one (especially when for a good stretch I was doing so well at “Fresh”). I could include his attempt to get me to buy tickets for myself and a ex-coworker from the theater which is one could conclude that well he treated that nice young lady like an object to be passed around. Regardless no matter how much he can claim I blew it, he was a lousy matchmaker as we never connected in the first place. Again as much as his need to direct me to his own jobs leads this wasn’t as much about me as it was him!

Also I had to realize that he may just be used to being a dominant person. Bad news is that he’s a dominant person that’s needy. The need is about money it could be he’s generally lonely. I feel he had an inability to connect with people beyond his need to just have to find a way to dominate the scene. So his need to provide unneeded advice isn’t always just directed towards me. He often does this to everyone though he should know who’ll listen to him and who won’t. In my case I’ve given him a reason to think I’ll listen to him even though he may also know that I won’t follow up.

All the same this is why I know he tends to overreact to things. Trying to check me before I make a mistake even though perhaps I wasn’t even thinking about that. Let’s say he asked me to send him something (probably a draft e-mail or whatnot he’s not that good with typing evidently) and then he might come back to me later when I type out one errant phrase. His dominant side also is a clue that he viewed our relationship far differently than how I might’ve viewed it. Perhaps he sees himself as a fatherly figure I could look at him as a brother but he just wants to be more over me than anything. This is not a friendship which is how I prefer to view our relationship. Well most of my relationships outside of family or romance.

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Which also reminds me when we did talk last year and we go onto the subject of “The Show” he often seemed to discuss the negative. He may not understand that I don’t enjoy talking about it, but he does like to remind me about one time that I went off on “Deranged Barney” he seems to like for me to go over it again and again – another irritating thing he likes to do. When I called him after running into DB his response was to throw it back to me telling me I need to let it go and then just say what’s up man how’s it going. Essentially blowing off that I have no need to speak to that man again.

Beyond that he literally does run me down on the phone. From his words he told me that he felt so sorry for me, claiming that I had no one no friends, no male influence, he tried to take me under his wing as a mentor. Bear in mind when we first started working together he already came out to start begging for money. And based upon the knowledge that he had such a pitiful view of yours truly and likes to come on strong he just wasn’t the mentor or male influence that I needed.

And since he seems to like to mention that I’m a virgin – something I won’t discuss with him especially since he started off this way when we first met – and his need to dispense dating advice or even worse keeps recommending women I work with at the theater he seems to have some disgusting habits with regards to women. Granted – and surprisingly – he’s had some success with women that is he’s getting his d**k wet according to him and of course being a man in his 50s has several children. If only the grannies he claims to have f**ked realize that he’s showing their images – no nudes mind you just pics of women he’s connected with – letting me know how much action he’s getting.

Worse image he gave me was that one granny he claimed to have had relations with asked him to pull out. She used her hands to insure a “money shot” across the face. For some reason he wants me to know how nasty these women want it. With that said, why does he pursue grannies, because they won’t likely get pregnant. Though at the theater he did claim that he had relations with some of our younger coworkers who were largely in their 20s. Those silly young things like the wild @S$h0l3s as I now believe Anthony is.

Finally, I basically hadn’t heard from Anthony essentially since February when he called me from a different number. I noted that in another post he sent me a txt asking me to call him to which I never did. I just asked him who he was and he responded, simply decided that he probably wanted something. Thankfully he hadn’t really pressed that he wanted me to call him back since that time. Believe me if he really wanted something he’d put on a full court press and then when I did he’ll just comment hes been trying to get my attention and he just doesn’t understand.

I suppose for now he probably doesn’t need anything pressing – especially money. Perhaps he’s finally sensed that I’ve been frustrated with him. I also consider the fact that he’s borrowed money from me again & again and showed no urgency in paying me back. I realize our whole relationship was him looking to take advantage and keeping me in a position where he can continue to do so. Perhaps as he said he was glad that I found the job at “Fresh” and was happy that I left “The Show” that he just shows the side where he’s truly not happy for me. Perhaps that merely means that he’s losing control of yours truly.

Regardless I still feel as if he may try to get back in touch with me. When I tell friends or my mother about him they say a variety of things. They may say good riddance because I’ve not talked to him since last year. They may say he’s a sociopath and I should avoid contact at all costs. Part of me wants to tell him off which could prove to be dangerous as I view him as a troll akin to my so-called arch nemesis DB. So I’m not sure what the next move is right now, I do somewhat expect that he may try to contact me again!