Remember a couple of months ago, when I told you about the PhD. I think some of you questioned my judgement when I posted about it. And to be honest, I did as well and actually took down the posts. But today, I’ve changed my mind and the posts are back up. So if you want the full story, you’ll also want to read this and this.
And why do I bring all of this up again? Because this past weekend, when I was enjoying a lovely time with my family, I got a text. Rather than tell you about it, I’m just going to post it word for word (no editing) because really, there’s no way to properly describe this. Oh, but before you read it, you need to know that the PhD’s name is actually Wayne.
From a random New York number:
Hi Chloe. i found ur # in
my husband Wayne’s
phone, apparently he
is/was cheating. Thought u
should know. So sorry… 😦
Yeah. Read it one more time in case you are thinking you’re eyes deceived you. They didn’t. Or read it one more time imagining you’re me. Talk about a text I wasn’t expecting to EVER receive in my life.
So, now I know why he was so flakey. And why he never made plans. And why, before I ever even thought about it, he told me that he’d prefer not to be Facebook friends (incidentally, I didn’t think anything about this because I’m not necessarily all about being FB friends with just anyone I date.) Oh, and most importantly, that he’s a total sleaze bag.
Because I know you’re all dying to know what I did in response to this text (or I would be if I were you), I’m just going to tell you. I texted his wife back and told her that I was so sorry and that I had no idea he was married. She was super nice (to me) and said she wasn’t upset or mad at me, that he was to blame. The marriage is over, but she though that all of the women (“and I mean ALL”) involved needed to know what a jerk he was in case he contacted us again.
Bottom line, there are some horrible people in the world. Some of them are men. And for some reason, I have a penchant for dating them…although this is by far the worst of them. So, let’s just say I’ve decided to take a little break from dating.
In other news, my weekend in Indiana with the fam was super fun!
Dying. I am dying. I just reread all the posts and am now pretty convinced that crazy town Anthony is indeed married, like my friend Gina suggested.Holy SMOKES Chlo!!!! I can't believe we're in "that" group where our friends accidentally date losers who are actually married! So sorry. Good for you for ending it all when it just didn't seem right. Glad you got some legit closure and PhD's wife treated you nicely. Sheesh.
holy crap. what a loser.
This. . .just blows my mind.
i've been contemplating this for a couple days now on a few levels. wow. what an a$$.
I am speechless.
Chloe, this is the craziest story, what a scum bag! Glad you got some major closure.
are you KIDDING me, glad you were done a while ago
oh. my. word.
Wow. I was wondering how your Thanksgiving was. Glad it was enjoyable. I worked. took a three hour break and worked some more. Landed the second job too. I can't speak for all men, only myself, and I just don't have the heart to be so deceptive.
oh. emm. gee.this is the best closure i've ever heard of.
un.be.lievable. had to read all your older posts on the subject AND this one twice just to let it sink in. scum bag!