I reached for my phone, check my texts and it turns out that I didn’t even send that text to Taylor, I sent it to M. In this moment I felt my stomach do jumping jacks – what in the world did I just do. I just blew it. “Baron you whiffed it man, Baron you suck man.” I said in my head.
I call Taylor I’m like “Bro.”
She’s like “What’s up?”
I take a screenshot of the conversation and send it to Taylor
She’s like “Bro.”
I’m like “Yup…”
I’m sweating because I thought that I just made a fool of myself. Remember, I’m Thoughtful freaking Bear – I’m cool like the other side of the pillow, how does this happen to me. I wanted to shoot my shot with M, but not like this. So I leaned into and I shot my shot. I fully admitted to my mistake and then asked her if she wanted to hangout. Then she was like “No, I have a boyfriend.” To which I was like “Yeah sounds about right.” Some time passes and I ask Taylor, “So who’s the guy that M is seeing?” Turns out that the guy is a professional hockey player. If I lose out to another guy, the other guy being a pro athlete is pretty cool.
Regardless, the lesson of the story is that sometimes if you fail or make a mistake, you just have to look for the light. Yeah this situation was a little unfortunate but it’s a funny story that I tell people all the time. And because I keep having these kinds of experiences with women, there isn’t very much I can do that will embarrass me anymore.
If you want more stories of me failing upwards with women – let me know, I’m sure there’s a lesson in all of them.