Kimiko had given me her number very quickly in our first conversation, so that was good. But this one takes a little time to get off the ground. After our brief connection, I text her just to make contact off the site
Me: Hey there. It’s Charles.
K: Hi Charles, Nice to meet you here.
Me: Me too. When would you be available to come to the city?
K: I am off this Saturday, does it work for you?
Me: I should be available after 5.
Me: Sounds good! I’ll pick a spot we can meet. Do you have any dietary concerns? Or any passions about food?
K: No. All good.
Me: Cool. Do you have a food preference? Something you really like?
K: Hi. Good Morning. Charles, sorry for the late reply. I went to bed right after I texted you. To me, I like all kind of food except Mexican, I mean I could have it but not a big fan.
Me: Ok. No worries! Hope you got some rest. I’ll find a place we can meet.
K: Sure thank you. Have a nice day.
Me: You too!
Cherie texted me that she was coming down Sunday night, so being the little weasel I’ve become, I had to reach out to Kimiko and see if I could take her out on Sunday.
Me: What about Sunday? Can you do after 4pm?
K: This Sunday I’m not sure.
Me: Why not?
K: I have my boys coming home.
Me: Ok. What about during the week? I work a lot.
K: Understand, so if this Saturday is not good for you, we can find another day next week.
Me: Sounds good. I really want to meet you.
K: Ok. We can plan for next week.
Me: Yes. Maybe we can chat on the phone before that. What type of work do you do?
K: I work in retail and also taking a financial and insurance course now. I work a lot too.
Me: Oh, very good. I want to meet you. We’ll figure it out. Work is good. We could chat on the phone at some point if you like.
K: Maybe tonight?
Me: Ok. I’ll call you after 9.
I have been working so much lately I completely forget to call her. I don’t want her to think I’m a flake.
Me: Sorry about last night I was chatting with my daughter and forgot. Hope you’re having a good day.
K: No problem.
Me: Can I see you this Saturday or Sunday?
K: Hi! May I know who is it… My phone was broken and just got a new phone… Haven’t updated all the contacts yet.
Me: (Sends pic) Charles from Bumble. We matched.
K: Oh hi! How are you? Sorry about that. I broke my phone! Sunday should be fine.
Me: Awesome! Can I meet you in the city after 4?
K: Where do you live? Sunday is usually very hard to find a parking spot in the city.
Me: I’m in Rittenhouse. You could come over on the Patco train.
K: Is that where you live?
Me. Yes. Rittenhouse.
K: I’ll try. I like to drive because sometimes I feel more comfortable when I go home at night by myself. Maybe I could find parking somewhere.
Me: I’ll pay for your parking. Sound good?
K: It’s alright. I think the most important thing is where to find a parking spot.
Me: Ok. Looking forward to meeting you.
Doesn’t sound promising.
Me: Still good for tomorrow after 4?
Later that night…
Me: Yay I’m going to meet you tomorrow! 5pm Devil’s Alley (I send her location)
Me: Looking forward to meeting you Kimiko. (smiley face)
K: (smiley face) Likewise.
So hopefully it’s on.
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