Playing Doctor

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Wednesday, March 29

Runnin’ Out of Fools

The fireman the Marquis referred to the other night was a bit of a painful story for me.

I met the fireman at the basement bar of a Thai restaurant about a year and a half ago. I sat at the only available stool, which was next to him and his firemen buddies. We hit it off instantly, arguing politics and besting one another at trivia.

Eventually our knees were occasionally touching. Then hands briefly on an arm or leg as a story was told. When I got up to go to the bathroom, I pushed myself up on the back of his barstool and slid my hand along his back.

Later in the evening, when the attraction was fairly obvious, he asked if he could come back to my place and play Cowboys and Indians.

‘Cowboys and Indians?’ I asked.

‘I figure,’ he said, smiling, ‘everyone wants you to play doctor.’

And how can you not fall for a line like that?

For the better part of four months I had someone who could argue with me, could tell me interesting things, make me laugh, someone who I wanted to hang out with. You know the drill and what I’m getting at. It was perfect, except for one thing.

When he broke up with me, he said he couldn’t be gay, or whatever. That he would not feel safe if the guys at work knew, not to mention his family. That was in the spring of 2004. I haven’t heard from him in over a year and at that time he was dating some woman named Becky.

After Stockholm leaves I see a message on my phone. When I see it’s from him, I feel nauseous.


Anonymous Anonymous writes:

What ever happened to Bisexual Pride?


Blogger dan writes:

Apparently you can shove your bisexual pride up Becky's bunghole.


Anonymous Anonymous writes:

your stories are très amusant but we wonder how much of this actually happened?


Anonymous Mike writes:

If the expression "when it rains, it pours" is true, dude, you're in a monsoon!


Anonymous Anonymous writes:

Clearly much of this blog is fantasy. Amusing, yes. Reality, no.


Anonymous Anonymous writes:

eric.. where did you go to college? You don't have to answer, but if you do, be truthful.


Blogger brent writes:

Oprah would tell you your stories are inspirational and touch many people. However, the following week, she would call you a liar and have her studio audience scorn you.

I don't care either way. I'm not nearly as judgemental as Oprah.


Blogger Erik writes:

I can only imagine what you’ll think when I tell the part about fighting an army of Peruvian ninjas using my stethoscope as nunchuku.


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