Confidence is a nice suit. Arrogance is the same suit with suspenders, Italian loafers, and gold cuff links.~ Tim Schneider

Even though I have very little respect for Chicken Wing guy, I will respect his privacy by using Chicken as his first name and Wing as his surname.

We pick up our story 1 year after Disaster Date 1.   I was happily dating and had forgotten about chicken wing guy for the most part. In fact, I was on my way to church with the boyfriend when the following whatsapp chat happened:

Unknown number: Hi Chuwe. How have you been?

me: Hi. I lost all my contacts recently and I don’t recognise your number. May I know who this is?

Unknown number: Of course you would say that. Everyone lies that they lost their contacts. You probably deleted my number.

me: Well, if you tell me who you are, I will confirm whether I lost your contact number or deleted it.

Unknown number: Its Chicken.

(I could not for the life of me remember the name.)

me: Chicken, I hope I don’t offend you  but I’m afraid I don’t remember this name. Can you refresh my memory in some way?

Unknown number: How can you not remember me. It’s me. Chicken Wing.

(I chose not to reply this message. I still didn’t recognise the name.)

After a few minutes…

Unknown number: A mutual friend set us up on a blind date.

(The pin finally dropped and I immediately burst into hysterical laughter)

me: I remember you now Chicken. You were right. I did delete your number.

Unknown number: So how are you?

me: How can I help you Chicken.

Unknown number: You are still very direct I see.

me: (silence)

Unknown number: I just wanted to let you know I’m single now.

me: I beg your pardon?

Unknown number: I’m single now so I am available for us to get together 🙂


(he actually added the smiley face)

me: Are you serious?

Unknown number: Why not? I think you are very pretty.

me: So does the guy I’m dating.

Unknown number: I understand there will be competition but I’m not worried.

me: I mean I am not available to date. I am in a relationship so please don’t contact me again.

Unknown number: Competition is good. Is he a good man anyway?

me: Trust me. You are no competition. He is amazing. Goodbye Chicken.

Unknown number: Tell me about him.

me: (blocks number and moves on with life pitying the girl who dated him)