Funny…the only place I felt I could turn with my situation is a forum full of strangers…
Ok, here’s what we’ve got. I’ve been working at the vet’s clinic for a month and a half now, and everything is going great. I’m learning a lot of things that will help me in my career of choice, and I love it.
There are five people working there…Doc, me, the receptionist, and two other guys who help in the back and assist in the surgery room (basically sitting there watching, and turning up the anesthetic if need be), which is what I do.
The receptionist is great, I get along with her just fine. One of the guys, he’s pretty cool as well.
The other guy, though…that’s where I get…um…weird.
I’m 21 years old, and a single mother.
This guy is 18. I don’t know if he’s single or not. I wish I knew.
I like him. I like him a lot. Probably too much, but that’s not the point.
What I want to know is, how many 18 year old guys would be interested in an older, slightly overweight single mom? He seems like a real nice guy, but I think that’s only because we both love animals and have the same job, and work together. If he knew how I really feel about him…I don’t know what kind of reaction I’d get. I don’t know his status when it comes to relationships…he strikes me as the type to be with a cheerleader or something.
I also don’t know what to do about the whole work/relationship taboo thing. What happens if I let him know how I feel, he turns me down, and I continue to work with him? Can we say tension…humiliation…awkwardness…
I just can’t get over how much I like this guy. I know it’s just a crush…but the way we talk, the way we throw wise cracks back and forth like a comedy team…I don’t know. I don’t want to ruin the friendship we have right now, but I need to see where this could go.
Any hints, anything, on how I could beat around the bush and see what his reaction could possibly be…?