Tonight’s entry brought to you by Mr. Climbing Coach.
I knew I was right! I mean…I guess so.
Throughout my first outdoor bouldering experience yesterday, my coach and I engaged in some serious and deep conversations. Some of it was intense, some was very sensitive, some was straight up strange, funny…we covered it all!
On our way back, and after my coach had anxiously opened up to me more than our blooming embryonic friendship accommodated, “Angel” came up! Really? “Angel”?
There’s a series of entries about “Angel”. The latest one is:
I think we were talking about dating and blah blah blah. Then I went on to say that I’ve been attracting some pretty weird guys. Intelligent and kind guys, but just on the very quirky, or pathologically strange side.
Then I said that one of them was actually the person who introduced me to rock climbing and the rock gym I go to. In a split second, my coach asked me who the guy was. So I said his name…and…
OMG! Yes, I wrote OMG!
I figured my coach would NOT know who “Angel” was, considering “Angel’s” very reserved, borderline Aperger’s personality. Well…it turns out, he does know “Angel” and one of his friends from the gym dated “Angel” a few years ago for some time.
He was baffled! So surprised that I had dated the guy. All I said was “He is a very nice guy, very decent, but just weird…”
My coach said…”Yes, I guess he’s a sweet guy, but I’m almost sure he is agoraphobic. My friend dated him for a bit and…”
I have to admit I was morbidly curious to hear more about “Angel”, but in the same time, I did not want to ask too much. I’m thinking…”Damn, Sassi, how will you subtly probe?”
I said “Hummm….I had a feeling he was actually in the autistic spectrum, maybe Asperger’s. His behavior just screams that. But I wasn’t 100% sure. I thought I might be reading too much into it.”
My coach said “Huh..no…trust me, you are right. At least from what I’ve heard.”
I paused for a second and asked “Wait, which <insert name> are you talking about?”
He said “Yes! The tall, strange, but sweet guy.”
Damn! Yes, the same one.
I probably shared more than I should with my coach in regards to “Angel”, but I asked him for discretion. I felt kind of bad letting a “stranger” into “Angel’s” life like that. I mean, the guy is ultra reserved and there’s probably a very strong reason for that.
He is trying to hide his “thing”. His potential Asperger’s, or agoraphobia…or whatever else.
It doesn’t help me at all to know whether he has Asperger’s or not, but I have to admit that somewhere in me…something was validated. It sounds bad I know.
I still think “Angel” is a very decent, sweet, and very intelligent man. REGARDLESS of whatever! (guilt…guilt 🙂 )
What a small world…wow!