I was supposed to be in a cat show Sunday, but due to last minute turn-of-events ,I decided to stay home and do some household chores instead. I was about to make some guacamole dip for Nicho and my siblings, when it occured to me that I ran out of sour cream. So, I was off to the nearby grocery store.
Nicholas was all quietly seated on my shopping cart, when he yelled the name Uncle Ted. I said to myself, wholly crap! Not today, please, just not today. I really wanted some peace. But it was too late, he was already behind me.
Ted: Hello Nell, Hi Nicho!
Nicho: Hi Uncle Ted, how are you?
Nell: Hello there!
Ted: Lovely weather today, isn’t it?
Nell: Yes, it is. But we better get going now. Have a good one!
Ted: Hey wait!
Nell: Please Ted, not here. And I beg you, please, not today…
I turned my back and did the rest of my grocery shopping. After a good twenty minutes, Nicho and I were done and we drove home right away. Till about noon, when my door bell rang. And guess who?
Nell: Yes Ted! (sounding irritated)
Ted: I just needed ten minutes of your time, can we please talk. (I decided to let him in)
Nell: Your ten minutes starts now, Dude.
Ted: There’s really nothing else for me to say but sorry. I apologize if I ever lied to you.
Nell: Ever? Dude, you lied to me big time! Made me believe you’re all immaculate, all single, and uncommited to anyone but me.
Ted: There really is no excuse for what I did, I’m sorry…
Nell: Thank heavens! Finally, something true came out from your mouth.
Ted: I’m not here to make any excuses, just wanted to say sorry before I leave for Denver.
Nell: You can easily do that by email, and not waste your time coming over. Besides, I knew you were leaving sometime soon. Cee Cee told me all about it. (all of a sudden, tears ran down his face)
Ted: I’m really sorry, Nell. I’m very sincere in that… (I decided to let my guards down after and show some compassion)
Nell: Want some Kleenex? (two minutes after)
Nell: It’s not my intenton to be cruel, Ted. But you have to realize, it hasn’t been that long since we broke up. And quite obviously, it’s still fresh in my memory.
Ted: If only…
Nell: There really is no need for more bee-ess, Ted. What is done is done, and if you came here for forgiveness. Sorry, but I’m not in the position to give you that right now. (he then stood up and started heading for the door)
Ted: Guess I should go now, thanks for your time. (I walked him to the door)
Nell: You sure have balls coming here, Dude! You sure you’re in the right state of mind? (and gave him a smile)
Ted: Yup, I must have turned psychotic. And it’s cause of you! (he was about to get in his car, when I called for his attention)
Nell: Hey Ted! Don’t you worry, that day will come eventually. (he smiled back and got in his car)
I closed the door after he left and for some strange reason, I felt some sort of inner peace. I don’t know where it’s from, but I didn’t do any deed of kindness to deserve it. I was not exactly nice to Ted, nor did I pardon him. Hmmm, I’m a bit confuse now. But then again, this isn’t the first time my emotions played such a trick on me. Maybe, just maybe, I am starting to move along…