I don’t get Saying Good bye My Life 17 SEP 2007

keep calm and wave goodbyeSo as Chantelle has been doing since starting her job in Gordon’s Bay, she spent most of the weekend by my place. She’s pretty lucky that most times that she comes to spend the night by me, she only needs to be at work round 11 or 12 the next morning (thank goodness for shift work at last!).

The thing is, I leave for work early in the morning, anything between 6:00 or 6:30 in the morning. This morning was pretty much the same as all the others, except this time as my departure time approached, Chantelle was still fast asleep.

She has a key to the place, so I usually let her stay in the flat and leave on her own time, rather than forcing her to exit the place the same crazy time that I do. So as I got all my stuff together in order to leave, I went back into the bedroom to say good bye to her. But seeing as she was sleeping so soundly, I really didn’t want to disturb her, so instead I just gently kissed her forehead and whispered good bye before sneaking out the door, careful to not wake my sleeping beauty.

I don’t know, I thought I was just being thoughtful.

But after a slightly emotional phone call asking why I hadn’t woken her in order to say goodbye, I have to question my actions it seems. And seeing as I’ve experienced this particular scenario before, it is becoming apparent that the simple act of saying hello or good bye means a lot more to girls than what it does to guys.

I don’t know, I honestly can’t wrap my head around it, and I’m beginning to think I need to write this off as one of those inexplicable differences between men and women.

Sometimes it is difficult to get it right X|

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.