It’s funny how you can think something about a person and be totally wrong, and when you finally see who they really are-you can’t unsee it. It’s there, staring you in the face making you wonder why you never saw it before. I’ve been wrong about people before, sometimes in little ways, sometimes in big ways. Sometimes I’ve even been wrong twice, which essentially made me right the first time-in which case two wrongs did make a right (so there mom).
This time though, the level of wrong I was hardly even computes. I’ve known this guy-we’re going to call him Yoshi (I know it’s a weird name, but it’s kind of just become what it is-we played Mario Party the first weekend we spent together haha)-for a few years now and to be honest; I really didn’t like him. I thought he was a jerk, and I spent a good amount of time avoiding him and wishing I didn’t have to interact with him. Though, honestly, I hardly ever had spent any time with him, and when I did it was only a few short encounters that left me feeling the way I did.
But then, one day, we got talking. We bonded over how awful house hunting was, and then how awful dating was (I still can’t tell you which is worse, house hunting or dating?) and eventually we exchanged numbers. Then we started texting. A LOT. We texted through my whole trip to Canada and when I got back we spent an entire weekend together. Turns out, he’s a really nice person who I genuinely enjoyed spending time with (and he enjoyed spending time with me). We had to take a break for a bit, but it seems to be back on now and we’ll see where we go. So, still with no expectations but an open mind, I’ll give it a go and see what happens.
It still strikes me as funny every once in a while how wrong about him I was. If you’d have told me three months ago that I’d be spending this much time with him, and be this attracted to him, I’d have told you that you were insane. But here I am, happy that I was wrong and glad to get to know him, and it’s too late to unfeel what I feel or unsee what I see now. My how the world has changed, and for the better.
First sight, I believed in first sight