I have an acquaintance, he considers us to be friends. In fact I don’t think he has many other friends.
Our relationship started because he married my ex. They dated for 3 months before they married and she got pregnant. Within a year and half lawyers where involved. That took awhile, because he ‘straightened up’ for awhile. But in the end after about 3 years they divorced.
In the beginning it was a convenience. He invited me over, I got to see my kids more, drank his beer. He would keep me in the loop of what was going on at the ex’s house with the kids. And it was funny to go to the bar and introduce him as my ex-wife’s husband.
I don’t mean to sound conceited, but he doesn’t provide anything to this relationship anymore. He moved down the street from me. So he is around way to much.
He has issues! He is by all definitions an alcoholic. He denies it of course. He had pneumonia recently, and the doctors were shocked at his liver count. He took it easy for a couple weeks while he saw a specialist. Once his liver count was back in order, he was back to drinking a 12 pack a night!
And I’m not exaggerating the 12 pack a night. I’ve seen him polish off 18 in about 3 hours. Don’t get me wrong, I like my beer and occasionally bourbon, but I have maybe 3 and not every night. Maybe once in awhile I’ll drink more, but 3-4 is typical. Not 12!
He was dating a women from work but borrowed some money from her to pay for his DUI. Then after a month broke it off with her. Her and I sort of became friends but its an odd relationship.
He has two investigations going on him at work. One is for sending
obscene messages to a married woman at work. I honestly think he is trying to get fired. I have a couple theories on that. But I’ll save that for another time.
The funny thing is. I think he is still in love with the ex. And I think they have some odd thing going on the side. I think he is trying to get back together, which would be the opportunity for me to cut our relationship off. It’s difficult with him living so close. But I would like to find a somewhat legitimate reason to cut all ties.
Time to go fix dinner.