Road Trip Part IV
Before I left Texas to go back home, Army Guy Ron was talking about moving to Maryland when he got out of the Army and how he couldn't wait for us to be together and how much he liked me etc. I was feeling pretty hopeful. I definitely liked him.
So, here we are in Texas and we have no way to get home. What to do what to do?? Luckily, the girls were really digging JP and Mike, so they offered to drive us all the way back to Maryland. The only hitch?? They had a truck. It was the kind of truck that had a very small cab with like bucket seats. So, only three people could sit up front at any given time. There were the two bucket seats and then a tiny place behind the seats where one person could like lay down because and it was a really tight space and then at all times, two people had to lay in the back of the truck because there was 5 of us making the trip back up to Maryland.
On top of it, we had to take a totally different route on the way home because there was a hurricane hitting the east coast, so we had to like drive some convoluted way to get back to MD without hitting all of the rain. Good lord - I thought that trip would never end. It was really not that fun laying in the bed of a truck in the blazing heat for hours on end. I mean, we all took turns, but still it SUCKED ASS! I was grateful that we had a way home though.
Of course, Army Guy Ron stayed back in Texas and to be honest, I noticed that on the way home, he wasn't quite calling as much, our phone calls seemed to be a little shorter than usual and I was getting this kind of weird vibe. I should also mention that there were a few times when we were at his place and the phone would ring and he wouldn't answer it- maybe as if there was something he was hiding.
We finally get back to Maryland after what seemed like a year on the road and I get back to work, the guys don't have to go AWOL or anything so everything's cool. Until I get the dreaded e-mail from Ron - aka Pryck. He's basically like "your so fucking stupid, I was never going to move to Maryland, I just said that bullshit. Why in the hell would I move up there??? I barely even know you - I totally just used you and I have no interest in ever talking to you again."
Holy shit - that stung. Wow. How naive I was. I really thought we had something. Thinking back now, the signs were all pretty much there. I mean, he was a beautiful guy, he could get any girl he wanted, he was just playing the game to get what he wanted and then he was done. That definitely sucked and I felt like an idiot. But, the good thing was that he lived in Texas, I lived in Maryland and I didn't have to see him on a daily basis or anything so after a little mourning period and beating myself up a bit I finally got over it and just chalked it up to experience and hoped to make some wiser choices in the future.
Then, there was the issue of the car to deal with. My mustang was fine when I got it back. Chrissy took good care of it and that was great. But, unfortunately, her car was stuck in Texas without a working engine.
Her parents were PISSED!!!!!!!!! She wasn't mad at me because she knew that all I did was get in and drive. I had no idea the oil had never been changed. They had to pay like $800.00 to ship it back to Maryland and then they had to pay another $1,000.00 or more to fix the engine. So, they wanted me to pay for it and I was like "hell no, I'm not paying for it - I didn't do anything wrong". Chrissy told them it wasn't my fault, but they didn't care. They threatened to sue me and that's just what they did.
To be continued...