So, I and a classmate agreed to meet up somewhere in town for pizza one afternoon after our internship. There was something that I was wondering so I asked him the possibility to meet the day before. I had to ask him his phone number as well, since I realised I didn’t have his for all this time. Yeah, after 7 months here I didn’t bother to have all my classmates’ numbers. Good or bad? Depends. I have long free minutes on my phone that I hardly use. Social media is the most used means to contact each other nowadays, I believe.
Anyway, it’s not what we were talking about what I am going to tell you here, it’s more the texts we exchanged prior to the meeting. 😛
We agreed to meet up at 16.
At 14.27 he wrote: Peppes (the name of the restaurant) at 16.00?
I went to school to print out something and got his next text at 15.36: Can we meet tomorrow perhaps?
I thought, WTH, it was like 24 minutes prior to the agreed meeting time. I was really looking forward to eating already. Five minutes later I replied: Why not today?
No answer until 16 minutes later and I text him again: Alright, I have to go back to school again tomorrow anyway. (So we could meet the next day, that’s what I mean here).
Then at 16 sharp he text me: My mom started already to cook dinner for us when I got home. 😛 But tomorrow 100% sure we will meet at Peppes at 16.02. (I had no idea why he started with this .02 instead of 16 sharp. So don’t blame if i imagined him starting with peeling the potatoes or carrots or whatever and chop them as his mom wished, inbetween the time while I was waiting for his reply. 😛 Oh well, I didn’t know that his mom was there and oh yeah, so sweet of his mom. 😛 But, why not any apology for this cancellation? Hmmm…)
The next day I text him: If you want to spend more time with your mom today, I’m absolutely fine with that. Just let me know.
Less than one hour he replied: I’m ready for Peppes at 16.02! (Oh yes, with exclamation mark!)
Me: I’m not sure I would be finished 16.02. The earliest probably 16.07. 😛 Can you wait a bit?
Him: Hmm, yes, it’s fine 16.09
Him again: Yeah it’s fine to wait, so I can take a shower
At 15.50 Him: When are you finished?
15.55 Me: I don’t know, I am on my way to school now and need to go to post office afterwards. What do you think, is it ok we meet 16.30?
He text me right away: It’s fine with 16.31! (what a freak, I thought. 😛 )
So I finally made to the restaurant at 16.33 without any sign of him.
At 16.36 he text me: Now I am outside Peppes
16.37 Me: Come in!
It was a fun afternoon, and the pizza too. When I had a look at the texts again later, I thought, that was ridiculously funny, so why not as a blogpost? And of course, Morten, I dedicate this whole blogpost for you, and it will stay here as long as I wish! 😛
Wondering who’s Morten? This is a clue! 😀