You didn't think the Ted story was over, did you? Oh no! There is more.
Fast forward to a few years later. Two or three. I can't remember. I am organizing yet another alumni party. I do this once a year. The alumni office sends the invitations; I collect the RSVPs. Yes, I know that "RSVP" isn't really a word, but you guys know what I mean.
As I cannot exactly tell the alumni office not to invite Ted, he gets an invitation.
And he emails his response to me.
His email address has changed from Ted@tedsdomain.com to Ted@tedandsueswedding.com.
What is the next logical step? What would any normal scorned woman do?
This scorned woman goes to tedandsueswedding.com, which turns out to be - as one might expect - the website for Ted's marriage to Sue.
Oh just a woman he mentioned to me many times.
Whom he saw frequently when he made eight-hour drives to attend church events. Where Sue just happened to be.
Who was "just a friend."
Which should have made me suspicious because Ted and I were "just friends" and as we saw, Ted had a rather elastic definition of "friend."
In the section about how they met and became engaged blah blah blah was the fascinating news that they had met in 1998 and started dating in the fall of 2000.
Which is the same time when he and I were "just friends."
You can do the math.
Yes yes yes yes.
He was dating Sue at the same time he was telling me we were NOT DATING but maybe in the future he and I could have a relationship, that there was "potential."
A bullet dodged, I think.