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No Pressure: Part 2

10 Aug

Yesterday I wrote about how my little nephew called me and told me he wanted me to have babies. Shortly after that conversation, I was on the phone with my mom. She was highly amused by the whole thing. Then the call took a strange turn. Below is a transcript:

Mom: So, I know this doctor that goes to Al-Anon to meet people.
CS: Al-Anon? The support group for friends and families of alcoholics?
Mom: There are a lot of really nice people that go there.
CS: That seems really desperate.
Mom: Well, her father is a gambler, and she’s said she’s met a lot of interesting people.
CS: Um, I don’t know how to tell you this, but no one I know is a drinker.
Mom: That’s not the point. The point is, that you go out there and you start meeting people. You’re not going to be young forever, you know.
CS: Thanks for the vote of confidence, mom. No, really.
Mom: Clearly what you’ve been doing isn’t working for you. Why don’t you try something new?
CS: Maybe I could go hang out at the bus station and see who I run into there. How about that?
Mom: This is serious!
CS: Right. Yeah. Whatever. I’ll get right on it.

I was telling my sister about the conversation last night, and she was on the floor laughing. We decided that I had been too narrow minded in my search for men. From here on out, I will open up my horizons and begin including the following as potential candidates for a long term, loving, healthy relationships:

Prison inmates
Addicts
Sexual Predators
Survivors of Extreme Abuse

Yes, it’s a good plan. I like it.