She regretted the text as soon as she'd sent it. She'd just sent out her last ditch effort text for someone to join her with ramen or sushi. She was having a craving and since the weather had improved she'd been antsy to just stay outside of her apartment.
She needed a walk and talk, a D&M. Instead, she sent out the text to Mel.
"You have to be at work tonight right?" She asked.
"Not until like 10pm, why?"
"I just wanted to get some ramen or sushi and wanted to see if you'd like to join."
"I can't, I have the play. It's opening night."
"Oh, you got into the play? You didn't tell me."
They chatted a bit longer, and he offered to take her to sushi the next week. "Thanks for reaching out, it was really nice to hear from you." he ended.
She winced. She had no dog in this fight any longer. Why did she keep going back to this situation?
Validation is a real bitch.