I'm sure you remember Owen, my last boyfriend. Perhaps you also recall his friend, Frank, who I met at the same time. A few months after our first meeting, Frank had a party where I met Owen for the second time. We got together after that.
Frank is having another party in a couple of weeks and he invited me. Owen will be there (evite told me). I mentioned this to my friend Nancy and she said, "Are you bringing Kansas?"
"No! Of course not. I would bring Pele, but she probably won't go. I might just go alone."
"Oh, that's too bad."
"I know it might be awkward to see Owen… I haven't heard a peep from him for months."
"But if you brought another guy…"
"You think I should bring a guy? Make Owen jealous?
"You should…he SO deserves it."
I was in a not-so-similar situation when I was in college. I wanted to see a band and there was a chance I would run into a guy I had a major crush on…and he had a girlfriend. I asked a friend if I could borrow her boyfriend so I could give the impression that I wasn't showing up just to see my crush. I don't think I was trying to make him jealous, it was more so that I wouldn't appear pathetic.
It didn't cross my mind that going to Frank's party solo would make me seem pathetic...but doesn't Owen deserve to be just a little jealous?
Now, all I need is a guy to come to the party with me. Any volunteers?
Grateful for: party plans.