February 18, 2011

Bonerkiller: Watching Him Be Transfixed By The TV Mounted Over The Bar

If I wanted to watch him stare at the TV
I wouldn't have worn this dress
So he's starting to get pretty comfortable around me. For the most part, that's a great thing and I welcome it.

However, the downside is that now he's not trying as hard to impress me. He's feeling confident that I'm gonna stick around so he's starting to let his older habits seep through; he'll take a little bit longer to return a text. Then, he'll show up a few minutes late for our next date. Both of those things, he'll reason, are no big deal. And, they aren't, but they do indicate an alarming new trend where he's slipping off his game. Fuck that.

And one of the surest signs that he is over courting me is when he stares at TVs while we're out together. He's officially tossing in the courting towel here. He'll nod a lot and say "uh huh" when I'm telling him a story. I'll notice that he's not actively engaging with me so I'll follow his eyeline that's focused to the TV mounted over the bar behind me. Oh. Great.

Sometimes he will snap out of it and apologize for tuning out. Other times, he'll just keep watching the game and expect me to wait until the end/ half time/ end of the quarter to resume conversation. How considerate.

I'll usually sit and wait it out because I'm not gonna throw a hissy fit that he's not paying attention to me every minute of the date; that seems ridiculous. But if I have to compete for his attention with this stupid TV much longer, I WILL hop over this counter and turn that fucker off.


Anonymous said...

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Anna said...

Ha! I do!

Donald said...

I am, alas, one of these guys. I can't be facing a TV and not pay attention to it. That's why when I go to bars with dates or friends, I'm always angling for seats where I can put my back to the TV. If you want a conversation, don't sit at the bar. Keep the eyeballs pointed away from the attention-consuming flicker.

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