I woke up to an unexpected email from consulting_detective
, informing me that he'd like to meet for coffee. I wasn't really sure what to expect. At first, I thought I probably shouldn't go. Then I thought that if I did, I should take something/someone to defend myself with. I honestly had no idea what he wanted, but ultimately, I emailed back and asked to change the location, which he agreed to pretty easily, actually.
I almost didn't recognise him. He's put on a bit of weight (not much. He's still a tall streak of nothing, but doesn't look like he's about to keel over of a heart attack at any moment) and just generally seems like a different person than I remember. It was weird. Or I don't know. Maybe it was just having a conversation that was more than two sentences and all in code.
He explained some things about what happened. Things that happened after all that mess back then. I'm not sure whether to be furious or terrified. Maybe I should be both. But he still seems like a complete nutter though, so I guess some things never change. I didn't understand some of the things he said, and he wasn't too keen on offering an explanation. All I got instead was, "Forget I said anything." lol ok. We talked about some other things as well. Jobs were mentioned, but I'm not holding my breath. Just like I'm not really optimistic about the two hundred applications I've put out over the last week.
I think he may have arranged the meeting deliberately, though. I went to go have lunch with storm_ford
just a bit ago, and some of the things he said cleared up the confusion from earlier. I guess consulting_detective knew that I was going to do that or something. Like he set up the meeting so he could say what he wanted to without having to explain anything. Again, I think he's completely mad, but whatever. He seems harmless enough. Mike was pretty much how I remembered him being, too. A bit quieter maybe, but that could be just because we weren't in a crowded pub with twenty other people.
Do you lot still do that? Go to meets and stuff, I mean. Or did that all stop? If it is still going on, let me know. I'd love to try to achieve a bit of normality. ha.
PS. I'm fairly certain this icon made sense when I uploaded it once upon a time, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it's supposed to mean. I may keep it anyway. It makes me laugh.