See Mary, that’s where you’re wrong.
Most of my interactions with her
Are in passing. No deep conversations.
Do I think she’s attractive? Yes.
I can appreciate
The physical beauty in any woman!
But I find emotional and intellectual beauty
More appealing. You know that!
Do I think she’s smart? Yes.
She does a great job
With her presentations
And she’s a good team player.
Am I attracted to her intelligence? Yes.
I find all intelligence to be attractive
Regardless of gender. You know that also!
Was I too playful with her? Perhaps.
It’s just who I am.
I’m always my real self with everyone.
You know I like being authentic,
But sometimes I go too far, I know that.
Was this one of those times?
If I lead her on, Mary,
It was completely unintentional.
I would never purposely ruin
What you and I have.
I never want to hurt you,
I love you too much!
OKay, well that’s good to know.
First thing tomorrow I’ll talk to her.
I’ll fix this Mary, I promise!
I know I’m not perfect
And I know you never ask me to be,
But I’m gonna have to work on this.
I don’t want you ever thinking
You can’t trust me.
Now will you please come home?
[ This is Part 7 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 8. See previous installments here.]
I took too long to answer?
What does that mean?
The devil is in the details, Jack,
I’m not an idiot!
It’s one thing to admit you think
That she or any woman is attractive,
That’s normal, you’re human.
But it’s something else entirely
When you can’t exercise self control.
If you don’t know where to draw the line
With your playfulness
Then you’re setting yourself up
What do you mean?
Well, a woman who knows
You have a girlfriend
Just put a love note in your pocket.
She’s either a home wrecker by nature
Or was given the impression by you that
a) you’re not happy in your relationship at home or
b) you don’t mind having something extra on the side.
Why in the world would I do that?
I love you, I value our relationship,
I have no need for anyone else.
I was just playing around!
OK Jack, then answer me this,
Does she know you have a girlfriend?
Umm, I’m not sure.
It never really came up!
WRONG ANSWER, JACK !
That right there is why
She thinks she has a chance!
You’re acting like you’re single
When you’re not.
Why would you do that?
[ This is Part 6 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 7. See previous installments here.]
She summoned the strength
To fix the ugly mess
She saw in the mirror,
But what really needed fixing
Was her wounded heart!
Her phone rang…
Baby where are you?
Please come home?
We can fix this, I promise!
It’s all a huge misunderstanding!!!
Can we just talk this out like always?
I’m at a hotel.
I couldn’t breathe, Jack.
Finding that note damn near killed me!
How could you do this to me?
How could you do this to us?
I’m sorry, Mary,
I was just being playful.
I really didn’t mean anything by it.
I joke around with everyone at the office.
You know how I am!
Yes, I know you’re playful,
It’s one of the things I love about you,
But there has to be something
That made her think
There was more to your playfulness.
Honestly Mary, I don’t know!
I’m the same way with her
As I am with everyone.
I honestly don’t know
What made her think there was more!
Jack, please don’t play me for a fool?
Don’t play the dumb card with me.
You should know by now
I see right through that kind of crap!
I’ve dated enough sleezy guys to know.
I thought you were different!
Mary, please, I’m not lying.
Just answer me one question,
Are you attracted to her?
A woman can tell
By simple actions
If a guy is into her.
Well she is attractive…
You took way too long
To answer my question, Jack.
I’m starting to think
You’re not as innocent
As you’d like me to believe.
[ This is Part 5 of a new series entitled “Agony of Love”. Stay tuned for Part 6. See previous installments HERE ]