You guys. You are not going to believe this. I emailed Tal, saying almost exactly my sample email but with more gushing afterwards about the baby to cushion the first sentence, which started with "I don't think it's going to work out to get together..."
He wrote back within a couple of hours, and he says: "Are you on bed rest? Why the grim prognosis for visiting?" And then he talks about how great it would be to get together and catch up sometime soon.
Whuh? Has he experienced severe head trauma? Does he not understand any social cues at all? First I put him off, then I tapered off the emails, then I took ages to reply to this one, and then I said it wasn't going to work out to get together but let's "try" to keep in touch via email. That's pretty clear, right? I mean, it's not as clear as "Look, idiot, I don't like you anymore but you can email me with major life changes if you must," but it's about as direct as I get with these sorts of situations. And he wants to know if I'm ON BEDREST??
Dropped on his head as a baby. Repeatedly. That's my guess. Or else a LOT of recreational drug use since I last saw him.
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