This wouldn't be such a huge deal if the object of my affection wasn't so shy and easily discouraged. Aside from carrying around a huge ass neon sign that says, "Don't freak out. This guy I'm talking to is my friend's ex. He just told me that he lost his job and has been depressed about it so I'm kinda stuck here listening to his story because truthfully, I'd look like a dick if I walked away right now. But, I'm concerned that you will misinterpret the situation. Don't panic; I'm still in interested in you romantically!" But it sounds like making that sign would be expensive. And heavy.
I don't know. I guess I just wanted to say that it sucks when that happens. And it sucks to see doubt flicker over his face as he's trying to assess my situation. And it sucks to watch him quickly finish his beer and put his coat on while I'm smack dab in the middle of an intense conversation that I can't easily untangle myself from. What am I gonna do, run after him and be all dramatic? Why do I feel like I'm some shitty '80s high school movie anytime I have feelings for a guy and I run into him while I'm out? Why is this dating shit so hard? Ugh!