Tracking down my UPS man, part V

by singlemomseeking on September 16, 2008

Part V?

I know what you’re thinking: C’mon Rachel, haven’t we heard enough about the UPS man? You’re really milking it now.

But I never got to the moral of the story, did I?

I haven’t sent my book to my former UPS man. Yet. But he did leave a message for me not long after I got back from NYC.

“I’ve got a situation,” he said on my voice mail. “Call me back.”

Dang, I thought. He has found my blog. I’m done.

This isn’t impossible, either. I just Googled “UPS man” — and my thoughts about him come up on the first page.

I him called right back. I could hear him shuffling packages in his truck.

“Is everything okay?” I said.

“No,” he said.

“No?” I held my breath.

“I miss your lips,” he said.

I burst out laughing. Then I said: “How’s your young lady friend?”


Clearly, the moral of the story is: sometimes fantasy doesn’t meet reality.

Thanks to all of you who pointed this out to me — you’re on the ball. (Yes, another moral might be don’t mix business with pleasure.)

Surely, you’ve experienced this fantasy vs. reality dilemma. Maybe you worked yourself up before a first date — imagining how you’ll click — and five minutes into dinner, everything fell flat?

So, what’s the secret to staying grounded when you have a crush on someone?

P.S. Thanks to Amy Nathan, who suggested that I might keep my eyes on the Fed Ex man…. Hmmm.

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