Wednesday, July 18, 2012
It started with one of those stupid Facebook "where did I meet you" posts. I don't know why I copied to my page, but I did. Slowly, comments started filling up the space on my wall.
"Camp" said my very first boyfriend, a curly haired Canadian slightly on the dorky side, but cute, nonetheless. I smiled and clicked like and then went on with evening.
Then, up popped an instant message:
Camp Boy: Such strange circumstances on how we met really
Me: What was so strange?
Camp Boy: If I remember correctly, you were part of a prank that some of the girls wanted to play on me…
Me: What? I have no idea what you are talking about. I would never be that mean.
I stared at the screen, puzzled. I'm a lot of things, but I'm not a mean girl. I've always thought of him as my first boyfriend and I remember really liking him.
Camp Boy: Lol... I never knew that until just now…Then I know exactly how it all went down then. Kinda nice to hear the other side after all these years
I do remember those girls though. They were mean girls.
Me: They probably told you that because they didn't like me either
Camp Boy: I honestly thought for so long that you were in on it
Me: well, I'm sorry because that really sucks that people would even do that. Think of all the therapy bills you could have saved.
Camp Boy: No kidding. Scared me off dating and relationships for years.
What? Did he just say that my 13 year-old self ruined him? Did I just become the villain in someone else's narrative?
Me: I feel so terrible
Camp Boy: But hey... it all strangely works out in the end. Although, I still can remember telling you off and that was pretty harsh.
I have no recollection of him telling me off. I just remember camp ending and that was it.
Camp Boy: But in the end...i guess it all made me who I am. I'm glad you're pleased with your life now...perhaps it's one of those strange things that just work out somehow
Camp Boy: You and I should really reconnect some time. Apparently we'd have a lot of catching up to do. I guess now I know that you were my first actual girlfriend. How glad am I that I finally found out the truth.
Man, I remember really liking you.
Me: I remember liking you too.
Camp Boy: That really puts a smile on my face…Philly isn't too far.
Me: From Canada?
Camp Boy: Toronto to Philly is an easy road trip…