Friends are hard to come by and for some reason, good friends who are gay are even harder. Yes, everyone says that being gay isn’t enough reason to be friends with someone – people need to have other things in common to be friends and while that is indeed true, I find that true friends who are gay are ridiculously difficult to find regardless of the magnitude of compatibility on the friendship scale. The backstabbing, the gossip, the cattiness,the love of gayscapades – these are things that I cannot handle all the time and so I keep to myself and treasure the few friends that I have who see life as more than just a stage to show off how much drama they can create. A few years ago I met this guy online and even though we didn’t have a sexual connection, we got talking and became friends – if you can call someone you have never met a friend. We have kept in contact and have shared many aspects of our lives thanks to Skype and other messengers but we just couldn’t find the time to meet since we were both very busy and lived in different cities. By sheer luck (or fate) I had the chance to go and do some work in the town he lived in and he was so excited that we were finally going to get the opportunity to hang out and talk old school-style (without the aid of technology). So I got into town, called him and agreed to meet up the next day for lunch. That was it. It’s been seven days and I have left several messages, called more than a few times and I haven’t heard from him. I thought maybe his phone was stolen, his laptop was stolen but I see him updating his status and tweeting everywhere so I can safely assume he’s alive and well. At this point I’m wondering if I’m just plain naive, stupid or both to think that someone who claimed to be a friend could suddenly disappear. I would be okay if it was supposed to be a hookup and suddenly the guy isn’t answering his phone. I just reviewed all the messages I’ve sent and I’m beginning to seem like a stalker and I don’t like that at all. People are fickle and such events are not unheard of. But to be treated like this by someone I value so much is something I’m not at all used to. What hurts me the most and pisses me off even more is how much I miss my friend.
Maybe I need to have my head examined properly.