It’s been two weeks since Salt’s last session. The doctor doesn’t know what happened or why she hasn’t been in to see him. Let’s listen in and find out!
DrFeelGood : Good afternoon Salt. We’ve missed you the last two weeks. How are you?
Salt: I’m good doc. A friend and I went on a trip together.
DrFeelGood : Really? How was the trip? Where did you go?
Salt: The trip was good. We took a relaxing cruise to Mexico.
DrFeelGood : Oh? I assume you got some rest?
Salt: Yes doc I got more rest than I wanted!
DrFeelGood : How is that?
Salt: My friend turned out to be a bust.
DrFeelGood : I am confused. What do you mean?
Salt: You see my friend is this guy that I have known for 20 years since high school. We didn’t date in high school or anything but he said that he had a crush on me.
DrFeelGood : Oh well. How did this trip come about?
Salt: We’d been cyber dating for a few months now. He’d been flirting with the idea of spending some time with me offline.
DrFeelGood : Tell me about your friend.
Salt: His name is Will. He’s a 50 year old bachelor and he works 6 days a week. He leases a one bedroom apartment in South Gate. Wow!
DrFeelGood : What is it Salt?
Salt: I mean just saying that out loud is really…
DrFeelGood : Really what Salt?
Salt: What’s the word for when you realize something important that you hadn’t thought about?
DrFeelGood : You recognize something?
Salt: Yeah that’s it! I kept reminding myself about how sweet this man is during the whole trip. I’m beginning to understand why now.
DrFeelGood: Why did you feel the need to remind yourself of his temperament? What happened?
Salt: I was doing that thing again that I do with the guys that I date.
DrFeelGood : I’m sorry what “thing”?
Salt: I have this dating ritual I guess you could call it. I meet a man (usually online) and initially I am open to the possibilities. We go through the ‘what are your likes and dislikes ‘ and converse about life and everything else.
DrFeelGood : That sounds good so far. I don’t understand what is this ‘thing’?
Salt: We will be talking and getting to know each other and I will begin to notice things.
DrFeelGood : What do you mean “notice things”?
Salt: Let’s take Will for example. During one of our first conversations he tells me about an incident that occurred with his ex girlfriend. It’s not a big deal that you bring up your ex. I am not insecure or the jealous type.
DrFeelGood : What was the problem then?
Salt: Will kept talking about how she was selfish and he gave everything of himself and she just took, instead of reciprocating.
DrFeelGood : What is wrong with that?
Salt: I guess nothing if you wanna believe that he is being 100 percent honest.
DrFeelGood : Why don’t you think he’s being honest?
Salt: Because nobody is 100% on everything! The statement he made about the relationship essentially being her victim set my dating ritual off!
DrFeelGood : The dating ritual is?
Salt: They make one false move and I pick them apart!
DrFeelGood : How’s that Salt?
Salt: Take Will, the victim, he’s sweet to take me on a trip, but is he really? We stayed in the same room so that is making it easier to get some booty! Is he being sweet or horny?
DrFeelGood : Lol! Surely you can understand how a man may want to increase the booty odds!
Salt: Yeah doc I can appreciate that but I cannot ignore the things that I see that bother me.
DrFeelGood : Give me an example.
Salt: Like if you want booty why wouldn’t you brush your teeth?! I mean seriously the man has a bridge of tartar so heavy on his lower teeth that you cannot see where one tooth begins and the next one ends!
DrFeelGood : (Shaking his head and laughing to himself the dr asks) So, is tartar a deal breaker?
Salt: Yes doc. I think it might be.
DrFeelGood : I don’t understand Salt why?
Salt: Doc! Do you know how much bacteria live in tartar? You wanna kiss me with a whole civilization of bugs in your mouth? How bad is your breath?
DrFeelGood : I don’t know what to think about this.
Salt: Maybe it isn’t a deal breaker for some, but please advise me how to bring up the subject without offending him? Like do I buy him a toothbrush and floss and say it’s a gift ‘just because’?
DrFeelGood : I don’t know how to delicately tell a 50 year old man that wants to date you to brush his teeth! I must be honest with you Salt. I think this is what is called ‘Avoidance behavior’. We will revisit this and delve a bit deeper next time. Have a great week Salt.