Funny how I can come up with all these blog titles based on my sweet Teddy’s name. Hahaha! And yes, my good man Teddy got jealous over this very nice guy I met at the bookstore last night. I didn’t know it he was the jealous type!
Last night, Ted invited me to have dinner with him at Gerry’s Grill in Union City. Since has had a taste of their Sugba Kinilaw and Pork Sisig not too long ago. My good man here has been craving for these two dishes, so bad. We even tried making it a home, but it’s nothing compared to what they serve at the restaurant. To make the long story short, I agreed to meet him for supper and satisfied our craving for good food. It was absolutely delish!
Now here’s where the jealousy part came into the scene. After having dinner, we both decided to check out the nearby Borders that was minutes walk from the restaurant. Two minutes inside the bookstore and Ted suddenly had another craving, this time for some Iced Coffee. So he went next door at Seattle’s Best and got himself what he wanted. And there I was at the clearance section looking for some interesting books, then I went to the magazine section. Got myself a copy of Instinct and Out magazine, and had a seat while waiting for Ted. Minutes after, a well dressed good looking gay guy came up to me and asked where I got the magazine I had in hand. I pointed where I got it and went back to reading. How do I know his gay? Hello, the magazines can speak for themselves. And let’s just say my gaydar was in full swing, alright? Hahaha!
Anyhow, this guy came back and asked if someone was seating on the bench beside me. I said “no”, then he thanked me for helping him find the magazine and had a seat. While flipping through his reading material, he introduced himself and offered a handshake. I gladly obliged and told him my name as well. Found out he’s also an accountant and works for KPMG International (one of the Big Four Accounting firms nationwide). We had a short conversation about mergers and acquisitions that got interrupted when Ted got back from the coffee shop. I then introduced Ted as my partner and they shook each others hand. After a couple more minutes of silence and this feeling of unease. We excused ourselves and said bye to my new found friend. He handed me his business card and we restarted our book shopping, which eventually led to going home early.
After buying both magazines and a book, we went back to our cars and said good night. When suddenly, Ted gave me a kiss. A long one, or should I say prolonged, that came as a total surprise (I’m not used to PDA). He seems upset and I asked him what was wrong. And true to my suspicions, he confirm that he was jealous. About what, I asked? Looks like he felt distrust over my new friend. I had a lengthy conversation with him inside the car, and tried to calm him down. Gave him the assurance he needed to hear. And told him that my chatter with this guy was strictly professional, we were talking numbers and that is all there is to it.
Eventually, Ted realized he was making a mock of himself. He apologized, gave each other a kiss and a hug, then headed for home. Looks like my guy here has some sort of insecurities with men who wear power suits. Hahahah!