He would walk up and down the streets of Downtown L.A.
This was part of his job. I don't know what the official title was, but he would empty the parking meters and take them back to his company for counting. Apparently there are hundreds of dollars that end up in those parking meters.
On Saturday mornings, he would bike for miles in the morning and make his way back to his home in the afternoon and rest the remainder of the day.
This would leave only Sunday for us to get together.
Originally, I thought that we would meet up on Sunday afternoon. So, when he asked if he could see me in the morning, I was surprised. I told him that it wouldn't work for me because I attend church Sunday mornings and had prior responsibilities that I needed to take care of. He asked if he could see me before church, since he too attended church in the morning. I thought about it for a minute and asked if he could meet at 6:30 am. He requested to meet up at 4:30 am instead. That was way too early for me, so I declined. He then said, 6:30 am would work.
We decided to meet up for breakfast at Denny's.
He was a handsome man. He had the biggest green eyes I had ever seen and kept his hair very close shaven. He dressed really simple, in a t-shirt, jeans, and flip flops. He was a great conversationalist and we had a great first date.
The next week, he asked to see me again. And again asked if he could come my way at 4:30 am on Sunday morning. I asked him why he wanted to come over so early and he said it was because he wakes up at 3:30 am for work and now wakes up naturally at that time. I told him again that 4:30 am is too early for me, but we could meet up at 6:30 am again. He agreed.
This time we decided that he would come over to my house for coffee.
We spent an hour or so having a really nice conversation and then I had to get ready for church. He asked if he could come the next Sunday at the same time, and I said that was fine. We spent another Sunday morning getting to know each other.
After that, I wanted to spend time out and on a different day and time other than 6:30 am on Sunday. I tried several times to get him to come out on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon. He wouldn't adjust his schedule for any reason.
Our conversations slowly started to dwindle as I had met someone else who had a more flexible schedule and I had started to say no to our 6:30 am meet ups more regularly.
This is why you're single:
- Your schedule is too rigid...
- Your schedule doesn't match well enough with who you are dating...
- You allow someone else to sweep up your potential partner...
The thing about this guy is that if every once in awhile he would have given up a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, that would have worked for me, and I would have stayed around much longer. You are really limited in what you can do and where you can go if you only meet up in the morning for an hour a week.
Would you have kept meeting on a Sunday morning? Leave a comment below.