anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,

Doing Something Nice

I went for my caffeine fix at 2.15pm, and the second Matt saw me, his face broke into a huge smile.

He came over and said, 'I read your card; it was very sweet of you and it really made my day. It made me really happy.'

How cute was that, right? I said, 'Aw, I'm glad! Well you made me happy over the summer, so...'

Then he said he'd get me coffee, and while making my coffee, he said, 'And hey, congratulations [on passing the first year assessment]!' Then in a conspiratorial tone: 'What mark did you get?'

He told me that he didn't like uni very much and he preferred working, which he was already doing then. There were people around, so I just took my (free!) coffee and left.

'See you soon!' he said.


Like I told Mag, I'm happy to just leave it at that. As much as I think he's super adorable, I know, too, that he's not my type (and perhaps vice versa), so why even try? I've tried with people who weren't my type in the past and I ended up breaking up with them for the very reasons of 'not my type'-ness of which I was already aware at the beginning, but which I overlooked just because I felt like acting on an impulse, for an instant gratification, because I didn't learn from my mistakes.

I am 30, so it's time to grow up and learn from my mistakes. Don't go out with people who aren't my type. That's not difficult, is it?


On a related note, it's quite underrated, how nice it feels to bring some small joy into someone else's life. I wanted to do this not because I was trying to goad him into asking me out or anything like that, but just because I think people don't tell others enough how they have made a difference in their lives, however little; and that it's just nice when someone tells you that you made a difference in their lives. I like giving friends postcards once in a while, definitely birthday cards, because people that I care about should be told and reminded that I care about them.

I know that I don't know Matt very well, but does that matter? All that matters is that, five days a week for six weeks, I left my coffee place feeling happy because he was very nice and cute, and it brightened up an otherwise dreary day of banging out my paper in the library. I wanted him to know that, and now he does, so yay!


I am SO HUNGRY! The flat white he made today was especially good (and not just because it was free). But the coffee there is quite strong so now I am hungry, and so I shall go cook something.
Tags: matt, nice people

  • (no subject)

    I'm still coughing, my nose is still runny, I still feel weak. I am sick of being sick. I have not exercised since my 6km run on 12 December, after…

  • (no subject)

    I'm writing this on the ferry from Dover to Calais; and the reason I'm writing this on the ferry, instead of last night in my room like I had…

  • A Shit Day of Colossal Proportion

    Today has just been the most useless and biggest waste-of-time day. My plan of working at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was utterly ruined,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.