Saturday night I was chatting on AIM with someone I've been talking to for the last month. I mentioned something about a Robert Smigel (sp?) skit with Brett Favre walking up to one the cast donning only a regular shirt and his underwear. He then tells me about how is father is a huge Packers fan. He then blurted out how his father has one of the original cheese head hats that been passed around at a game he went to in the 1920's. That's when I noticed that his dad is older than my grandma. My grandma is 76 years old. The wheels must have been churning loudly in my mind because he then told me that his father's eighty six years old. The wheels continued to turn when I thought about how old his father must have been when he said he was born. (He told me that he's turning 23 in nine days.)
What bothers me was the length of time that it took before he replied and the fact that he had to defend it. I have nothing against people who have older parents. I love older people. I assumed that he may have been fibbing about his age. It doesn't bother me if he's a few years older than I am. However, people in their forties aren't really date material for me. He says that he wants to meet me or take me out for a date, so he maybe telling the truth about his age. I was really planning to meet him (in a public place of course for a short time during the middle of the day).
Now I'm afraid to come online for an extended period of time because it's feels strange to talk to him with thoughts looming in my mind.