Monday, September 22, 2008

You're "G.U."!

I caught up with a friend the other day and we got to talking about chance meetings on the road and the possibility of these leading to real relationships. How often can they actually work?

I suppose there are many factors to consider, including compatibility and of course, the obvious ... emotional, intellectual and sexual attraction ...

Zute then went on to tell me about how he'd met a particularly interesting woman while travelling on the 401, the highway that runs from Toronto to Montreal. On that horribly bleak and rainy evening, the two had met at a rest stop, and needing a break from the difficult driving conditions, they settled down to a very long cup of coffee.

Turned out they shared common interests and related to each other quite well, both having lived through similar life experiences ... and there was evident attraction ... but what didn't work?

Zute: "I was G.U!"

Sally: "What's that?"

Zute: "Geographically unsuitable."

Yup, he never had a chance, living a seven hour drive away. Which makes me wonder ... how do people do long distance relationships?

Personally ... I've been there, done that, don't want to do it again. I want to be able to hold my guy at night when I'm feeling affectionate, or be held when I've had a hard day. Cauliflower ear just ain't the same ...

"If you lose your way, I will help you find it."