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)