Monday, March 23, 2009

The Problem with MUB's

When Jumbie got back, he called, and called, and called, and showed up at work, and called….

Simultaneously things with Newbie went downhill. He went from calling and interested to an odd text here and there, asking if alls well. Alls well that ends well……

However all the calling from Jumbie presented a problem. I haven’t yet developed the ability to ignore him completely, so instead (being as brilliant as I am,) I made up a boyfriend (MU aka Made Up). MU’s a nice guy, very loving and half Indian/half Thai (don’t even ask me why this particular combination came up as part of my lil fantasy.)

The trouble with making things up is that there is such an unlimited amount of possibility in the attributes and behaviors this ‘person’ can have. For instance MU loves to hold my hand, calls me everyday without fail, and gets along swimmingly with my friends. He’s a swell guy.

Jumbie upon being presented with this information nicknamed him Lumsden, which he claims is the name of some Buddhist priest. So now every other day he calls to ask how Lumsden is, etc. etc.

The problem arose around the fact that none of our mutual friends knew about MU and so to legitimize the whole scenario, I had to present him to a few targeted friends. Now everyday people message me to ask how it’s going. Moreover everyone seems a little too shocked for my comfort. Most were surprised that I had moved on. Too many exhibited stunned silence and questioned me suspiciously, a few expressed sadness at missing out on the opportunity to date me quote ‘we all thought you were still hung up over Jumbie.’

O the real problems will begin when people want to meet him….

Sigh the things one does to get over ex’s

(my apologies to Jumbs for the duplicity of names)

10 comments:

Jdid said...

ha ha ha
why oh why did you pick such an exotic mix?
rule number one for MUB's and MUG's base them on someone. doesnt have to be exact but just in a pinch you can always call up someone and say hey can you fill in and pretend you're MUB for a bit so i can get these people off my case.

SE said...

Oh CP, how I love you! I am on the bus in tears right now.

Who among us has never had a MUB/MUG? Let him or her cast the first stone.

It seemed like just yesterday that Ness was trying to help me extricate from a similar situationm Hard to believe it was a year ago.

It's too bad that MUB got a fantastic job offer in the States and will be leaving before any of your friends get to meet him.

Stunner said...

LOL! Well you can send me a ticket and some pocket money and I can fill in for MUB when they ask to meet him. Not sure how i will explain the absence of the Thai traits though.

James said...

Oh man, that is classic Cranky. My buddy GP has his own MUG's going on every time he works at a client office.

The only difference is that his MUG's are based on real people in real life (Most of them are married or in relationship).

Each of them has a made up acronym (e.g. PYT - Pretty Young and Tempting, RMP - Russian Mafia Princess, etc.)

I think you are living in GP's bizarro world!! I'll forward this article over to him.. he'll get a kick out of it too :)

Jumbie said...

Sigh... so I had to be the unwanted one, eh?

Cool Destiny said...

Hehehehe ... you're bad!

Crankyputz said...

Oh Jumbs there was an apology at the end...

Stunner: Sweet to volunteer....

SE: I have a few more plans for MU before he exits.....and I kinda like him haha!

Ruthibelle said...

lmao... a MUB? LMAO! I wish you all teh luck in the world with that... seriously...

lol@Stunner... ah boy.

Pepper said...

Dead Wid Laff!!! LOL this is fuunnneeee

I've had made up dates...no made up man yet cus somehow i aint ever single long...which as we see is not all its cranked up to be

Abeni said...

lol girl next time don't get too technical.