... Continued from last week
I’m sorry for all the hurt I caused you. I was just talking to someone else. He’s just a friend.
“Who is he, do I know him?”
“No, you don’t. He’s one of our clients at work.”
“But you didn’t tell me.”
“He’s just a client at work!” I insisted.
“Anna, you tell me about all the clients at work who you have dealings with. You tell me everything. But you didn’t tell me about him.”
I saw he had a point. “I’m sorry.” I said.
“Does he like you?” he asked bluntly.
“Well, yeah. I think so.”
“Do you like him?”
“What?” I exclaimed, shocked that he could be so blunt in such a way.
“It’s a question. There’s no need to get defensive. Do you like him?”
I gave him a long stare, and finally answered. “No… at least, not that I’m aware of.”
“You are not sure. Anna. You are not sure if you like him. I know you well, and your ‘No’ isn’t certain. You even hesitated for a long time before you answered.
At this point, I decided that it was best I kept quiet before I said anything that would put me in trouble.
“So what are we going to do now?” Dimeji asked.
“I don’t understand your question.” I stated with courage draining out of me.
“I mean, we can’t continue like this. Something needs to change.”
“Oh!” I said, a bit relieved.
“Do you have any suggestions?” He asked me.
“Ehm…” I started. “We can just appraise where we are, and see how we can move forward.” I stated as a matter of fact.
“I think we should take a break.” He stated coolly, with a straight face.
“Whattttt?” I blurted out in shock.
“What do you mean by right direction? What direction have we been going all these years?” I asked, looking at him like he was out of his mind.
“Anna, I asked you if you liked someone else, and you couldn’t even give me a convincing answer. I don’t care about you, but I’m taking a break.”
Oh my gosh, I’m finished.