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The crumpets of quandary


This wager has rules for a very good reason.

For example: rule 2 ( No telling girls you are dating about the blog) is both for our physical safety, for the sanity of the ladies involved and to ensure open writing on this blog. It’s sort of a 4th wall.

However there was absolutely no stipulation that ladies who already knew about the blog were off limits. It does have it’s problems though.

As you know, I had a dalliance with the gregarious Ms Fuckwittery. This caused something of a conundrum and has persuaded me against any sort of romantic involvement with ladies ‘in the know’ in the future. This is not because the liaison was disastrous, far from it, but because of the complication of writing about someone who is aware that you are writing about them.

On Monday Ms FW paid me a visit to catch up on Nigella and The Inbetweeners. It’s worth mentioning at this point that she arrived with a cornucopia of gifts; prosciutto, Camembert,  blackberries, M&S crumpets and a bottle of Chateauxneuf-du-pape.

These gifts were in apology for a dramatic episode a few days earlier where she (under the influence of booze and via the medium of text) insisted that we couldn’t speak any more as it was all rather too much.

This made me rather sad as we get on extremely well, regardless of any romantic involvement. After talking with Toast she has calmed down and sheepishness and light embarrassment prevailed, hence the presentation of a rather excellent choice of gifts.

Giggling our way through The Inbetweeners, we quaffed rosé, scoffed meat and cheese settled on the sofa. I really do enjoy her company. There were no plans on my part to engage in any shenanigans. However, there were shenanigans… and she did stay over (in the spare bed, mind!).

It was all rather enjoyable and it’s great to hang out with a girl I get on with again, especially one who consistently brings such great gifts. I have invited her to a couple of gigs that I’m going to next week as they’re bands she enjoys.

However, and it’s a big however, any involvement as more than friends will always be tempered with the knowledge that I am not only writing about her, but also writing about any other dates I may be having. There’s no easy way to resolve this conundrum except to just ride out the quandary horse and see where it canters to.

….or something like that!

Lesson learned:

  • No getting involved with any more ladies who know about the blog.
  • M&S crumpets really are superior to other lesser crumpets.

Marriage percentage – 32%. Excellent gift choosing skills are a valuable quality in a spouse, and also in a Christmas shopping advisor.

*books Ms Fuckwittery for all difficult relatives’ present selections in the future*

  1. October 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    It really is unfair to all Americans that we don’t have crumpets. :( I sort of hate this whole situation with Ms Fuckwittery since the two of you get along so well.

  2. October 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Fuckwittery sounds extremely thoughtful and like the kind of girl the American cousins would love to hang out with. I don’t blame her entirely for feeling that it’s a “bit much.” Early days of any relationship, intentional or not, are tenuous. It’s easy to get wrapped up too quickly, or throw walls up to avoid doing so.

    All to say… take it slow. I’m not writing this one off.

  3. October 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I feel this blog would really benefit from more infographics. I feel like the progress of the wager would be joyfully represented with lots of graphs and charts. I am not volunteering to do this. I’m just putting it out there.

  4. October 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Jenny – I completely agree

  5. October 20, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Good point Jenny. To date there have been two posts with explanatory diagrams. There clearly needs to be more.


    *squeezes into a crappy Vauxhall Nova with “IGM” scrawled on the side in crayon*

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