...that I'd run into two different ex-boyfriends two nights in a row? I must say it was pretty weird. Halloween night, at a church harvest party I ran into T, a guy that I briefly dated while in Bible college. That really wasn't so bad. It was just unexpected and a little strange. I haven't seen T since Bible college which makes it 15 years ago or so (whoa!). I also saw his wife who was a roommate of mine my first semester. That was a fun/strange flashback to another life.
The next night...
Arrrgh! My family and I are out to dinner and we are talking when all of a sudden, over my husband's right shoulder at about 10 o'clock (directionally), I notice H, another ex-boyfriend that I SO don't want to actually run into. The only person that would be worse to run into would be Jim's ex-wife. I about had a heart attack. All thoughts immediately escaped my brain. Padawan had asked me a question and I was in the middle of responding when I had total brain meltdown. Jim looked across the table at me with this look on his face that said "what in the world is wrong with you?" I kept muttering, "unbelievable, what are the odds, of all places, etc."
I recovered fairly quickly and I don't think that the kids noticed, but Jim did and thought I was just weird. He went to get more food from the buffet and I said, "Don't leave me here by myself for long!" Since Jim was gone he was no longer blocking me from H's view. I tried to keep myself very inconspicuous. Hard to do with three kids. H was there with a very large group of family so he was pretty occupied with that and I don't think inclined to notice anyone else in the restaurant. Thank goodness! At one point, I said to Jim that, wasn't he curious enough to even look over his shoulder? He said, "They're still there?", I said, "Yes." When next Jim returned from getting a refill, he took notice and sat down at our table with a goofy look on his face that said that he had seen who I had seen. (We all had worked at Pizza Hut together 11 years ago or so)
When it was time for us to leave, I was aware that H had left his table to refill his plate and I didn't want to leave just yet and risk running into him while he was returning to his table. So I just kept telling Jim that we can't leave just yet... Hang on... When H got back to his table, then I stood up turned around to get my coat on and got the heck out of Dodge! That was SO unsettling. Definitely an unwelcome flashback to a previous life that I wish didn't exist!
I should have gotten up in the middle of the night and posted this. Maybe I would have slept better. What a night!