“I wish my dreams and aspirations were as big as Tim’s whipped cream.” - workcrush
Haha. Even on context, it’s a bizarre statement. She knows I pick up on anything suggestive. It’s like a game to see whether I can resist following up. Most of the time I snort with a gigantic grin, or just giggle.
She claims to have ADHD and on the spectrum. With claims to being an empath. Hard to say which is why we read each other so well. Skipping thoughts and associative powers. She reminds me of at least two friends I’ve known.
If 15 year old me could see me now. I couldn’t even speak to my first crush. But now? I tune that shite out and play it cool.
In addition to being the resident nerd and intellectual, I’m also the armchair therapist. She was saying negative things about herself, so I asked who was telling her those things. She said herself. I told her to pretend they’re coming from someone you’d never listen to, and then punch that person in the face.
Cue B saying he’d so punch his dad I’m the face. Haha. I’ve met some interesting people here, for sure.
But yeah, my words get in her head. In addition to parroting some of my puns. (“Go be broken” instead of “go on break”, for example.). If I’m in an off mood, she’ll repeat back some of the things I tell her.
Kinda nice having some level of human connection.
Oh, to be clear, she’s married. So, I don’t hit on her or anything. Actually makes it easier since I know I don’t want to disrupt her kids’ lives.