When it comes to old flames, I’ve experienced my fair share of those inclined to make unusual requests.
One married ex suggested we go on a double date with his wife and my then-boyfriend. Another insisted I meet his live-in love -- the morning after he and I had shared a few passionate kisses. The most unexpected request, though, happened yesterday with E, an old flame from my college days.
E and I were good friends until a disastrous brief fling. In a Facebook email aptly titled “Blast From The Past,” he informed me that he was coming to New York today.
I was more than a little surprised to hear from E given that we hadn’t seen or spoken to each other in more than a decade. And even more surprised about what prompted his email -- a need for last-minute accommodations.
“If not you,” he asked, “Do you have any friends I might be able to stay with?”
He tempered this “super-cheeky” request by suggesting we catch up during his short visit. Here, I opted to oblige him.
Coming up…celebrating National Singles Week and, at long last, U2!