Tuesday, February 28

I Don't Date You, So You Don't Get to Call Me Bipolar

The other night at the Continental, a dude told me that I looked just like his former roommate.

"Oh, that's nice," I said. It's always hard to respond to that kind of comment, because, to be honest, I don't really care.

"No, really -- you totally look just like her! She was crazy -- bipolar, and stopped taking her meds. She didn't tell me that until I'd moved in." This last part was said a little bitterly. NY real estate is hard. If I had mental issues and was off my meds, I wouldn't tell perspective roomies either.

"So we totally stopped talking cause she was so CRAZY, and then she stole two of my dustpans--TWO--so I moved out."

For future reference: if you're going to compare me to bipolar people, can they please be interesting bipolar people? You know, the kind that stay up until all night painting great works of art. Dustpan-stealing bipolar roommates are a bit mundane, as the crazy spectrum goes.

I once had an involvement with a guy that thought New Year's Eve, 6AM, drunk at a bar was a good place and time to tell me I was bipolar. I responded my putting my head down on the bar and crying, which I guess didn't help much with my "I'm-not-bipolar" argument. It seemed like the best response at the time. So hey, continental dude: only people I'm dating get to call me bipolar, or compare me to the bipolar people of the world. Stop it, or I'll steal your replacement dustpan.

5 comments:

Caryn said...

Heh! When I see someone who looks like someone else I know, sometimes its hard to stop myself from saying something ... but yeah, how are you supposed to respond to that? I will think about that the next time my mouth tries to run away from me.

I didn't tell my prospective roommates that there had been a bedbug infestation here. I needed a roommate!

madcat said...

heh, I wondered if you revealed about the bedbugs. In the case of bedbugs and bipolars, not sharing is probably the best policy.

xxx said...

Is there a manual for this? I wonder what other opportunities I'm entitled to but squandering.

Drunken Mouse said...

What a dick!

Jennie Smash said...

I hate this man and will not rest until I've KEEELED him.