Well. Marathon Man, who really is just a bit of a jerk, called me today at 7 am…to say congrats on the job and the apartment and how he hopes I like living in Florida. Not sure why he called so early or why he didn't just send an email, but whatever.
I want to call the National Training Center today to try to set up an eval and some training and find out the costs associated so I can plan, budget etc.
As I told him this, he started to tell me, Oh yes,I know everyone there. They all know me. Since he often places first in short events, (And it pleases me in a childish way to say he isn't a very good endurance runner and really doesn't seem to place real high up in events over 10 miles.) he of course would be well known. SO now I wonder do I tell people I know him, or do I keep quiet. I feel I might get better "service" consideration, if I am connected to him in some way. BUT…I am finding it also very tempting to be a bitch and explain the entire truth about him!!!! Because I realise now he really is a jerk. He initially sets me up, and then decides he is seeing someone else, and then he tries to set me up with his friend. I finally got a chance to question him about his friend. Turns out his friend is an overweight guy who has not been able to get a date on his own in a while. Now. THis seems to me to be just stupid. So I essentially said, well,we shall see. I am still grumpy about his behavior, but I guess I am pleased ot discover all this out before I arrive, raher than after.