Monday, February 1, 2010

The cat's out the bag!

A few weeks ago, my friend Hye-jin and I met for dinner. It was the first time we were meeting since I got back from Thailand. She was having a few problems and needed to talk. To change the topic, she asked how Lee was doing these days. Remember Lee?

HJ - How's Lee these days?
Me - Fine. I think.
HJ - You don't see him around at school these days?
Me - Not really.

Then she pauses and says, "Can I tell you a secret?"

Let me take a moment here to say that the next time someone asks me this question, "Can I tell you a secret?" I'm actually just going to say no.

HJ - Lee had a girlfriend. At your school.

He had a WHAT now? I'm shocked.

Hye-jin went on to say that they actually wanted to get married, but her parents refused because she's much younger than him. Apparently this put him into a mini depression - again, because he was rejected. Again.

My mind was racing who the girl could be. When it hit me, it was SO obvious. She's a 6th grade teacher (younger than me) who I've been convinced has beef with me, but I don't know why. I've noticed that she never greets me and completely ignores me when we're in the same company. Also, I've seen her and Lee leave school together a couple of times, but I never made anything out of it because he usually gives rides to people after work.

Some teachers at school know that Lee and I are good friends. Not many know that we used to hang out and that I know his other friends. But now if my speculations are right and that is the teacher he's dating, it's clearer to me why she doesn't like me. It's obvious that she doesn't.

I don't care that Lee didn't tell me he has / had a girlfriend, even though he's repeatedly told me that we're friends. I'm just irritated that I let him have his way with his mood swings and I always feel sorry for him.

Hye-jin went on and admitted that she's not very fond of his ways, saying that he brings everyone's moods down when he's the only one sulking. That's exactly how I felt.

Anyways, I'm just going to let him carry on with his moods and get on with 2010. I can't be worrying about him all the time.

...just my thoughts!

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