Yes, he was a skater boy. Yes, I said "see you later boy". He wasn't good enough for me. Or whatever it is the song lyrics say.
The awkward moment of the weekend really does go to Skater Boy and his arrival chez TBNIL on friday evening with his overnight bag.
See, everybody there knew that it was le Fabulous Parisien who was staying over. Everybody except Skater Boy, it seems. I mean really, I don't know why he didn't work that out for himself. It's not like I hadn't hinted and suggested that that would be the case - several times.
Does a boy need to be clear, honest and open these days or what? Since when was a heavy hint not enough?
Yeah ok, it's my fault. I'm guilty as charged - guilty of not telling him that his invitation was in the capacity of friend only. But I had said to him to bring some of our mutual friends along because "I don't want you to have nobody to talk to". It's not my fault he arrived alone.
Lord help me. I'm now officially ruining peoples' lives. Well, that's how it felt when I saw his little face, clearly unsure of the situation that he had walked into.
Anyway, he soon recovered and threw himself into the spirit of things. He chatted to me, to my other friends. He danced and he had a laugh with the rest of us.
Malheureusement, he was also drinking. And the more he drank, it seemed the hornier he became. The more, erm, demanding of my attention he became.
As he bumped and grinded in front of me, busting his best moves and using me as his pole for a bit of a pole dance, it became obvious that this was his mating dance. I stepped back. He followed. I stepped aside. He followed. I squirmed. He upped his ante.
By now, his arms were flailing, he was doing that bollywood neck thing and he was giving me the old Shakira hip shake. Really, it was intense, embarassing and without an end in sight.
Such was my shame, that there was only one thing for it. I walked away and went to the bathroom.
He followed me. Of course.
I got out of there quickly and went outside. Got me some air.
After ten minutes breathing time, I went back in.
"I've been looking for you" he said, as soon as I hit the area where my friends were.
"Sure. Of course" I said, unforgivingly.
"I just wanted to let you know that I'm heading home. I'll collect my things from your house sometime in the week."
And with that, he was gone. He looked more drunk than upset; yet more upset than happy.
I felt pretty bad about the whole thing. But then I thought about it.
I'd never said "you're not sleeping at mine", but equally I'd never said that he was either. I've always been clear with him that we're not heading for a relationship. And he has a boyfriend already anyway. I'm kind of feeling that a guy who has a boyfriend can't really give me a hard time for not wanting to sleep with him.
But equally, I know that I acted badly and it could all have been prevented.
You live and learn, right?
Well, you'd think that I would, wouldn't you. It seems that I don't.