The playboy (a.k.a. Gardener) is calling. (There he goes again...third call this morning.) But I'm sick of his Prada shirts, Versace shoes and Rolex...yawn. "I've driven a Porsche Carerra since I was 16" he says. He drove so fast it made me scream. I punched him in the arm and demanded "Let me OUT of this car IMMEDIATELY".
He refers to me as "his girlfriend" after three dates. His last girlfriend was 23. I advised this made him an idiot. He said I was jealous explaining, "a man gets away with what he can".
Still, there were moments. (I know he's lonely and misguided. ) One day we were discussing the global economy. A look crossed his face. "Talking politics with you is so sexy" he said. He grabbed me. "Slow down. Why don't you pace yourself already?" I said. "Because I'm over 45" he responded.
One day we were driving down the street here in Corona Del Mar. The roads are narrow. There are unwritten driving laws in these parts. He correctly pulled to the side waiting for a woman to proceed so we could pass. We waited...she wouldn't move. Soon several cars were behind us. Still, she would not move. (Obviously not a local.) He blew up, got out of the car and walked to hers calling her an unspeakable name, flailing his arms and yelling.
A man mowing his lawn stopped to watch...waiting to intervene. I made apologetic sign language signals to the woman followed by charade gestures that communicated..."I know he's an ass, but back up so we can all get past." When she failed to respond, I confess, I got a little mad too.
She rolled down the window, "Are you going to yell at me in front of my kid? I'm a lawyer you know" she said. He replied, "Okay, give me your business card bitch". "I don't really practise law anymore" She said.
I felt humiliation and anger at the same time.
After 10 minutes in the street I told him to make a gesture to back up (he did after I told him she was calling the police). Then she moved. (I live here, I know the rules. She should have moved...trust me.) Still...
I could have excused the power stuggle if he handn't used the C word.
There are the usual cast of characters asking for dates.
No one interests me.