After that … less than perfect impression that I made on Hobbs, we didn’t talk much. I don’t think he was really upset with me, but we just didn’t talk.
We are both pretty shy people. Like I told you the other day, it took a lot of my courage to go up to him and simply introduce myself.
Since I had been with some of the Roaders since that past Wednesday I knew them a little better. El Capitan, our walk leader came right after I did and I even went to the airport with the trainers to pick him up. I was comfortable with him and got along really well with him. So even though Hobbs was on Day Shift with me that first week, I chose to walk with El Capitan. I didn’t have any feelings for him or anything; I just thought he was super nice and I liked him a lot.
Before Hobbs and I were friends, we got in a big fight and didn’t like each other much. This is what happened:
This was the first week walking so for someone as un-athletic as myself, it was VERY difficult. Try to imagine living a sedentary lifestyle one day and then all of a sudden walking 20 miles a day in 5 mile spurts the next. It was HARD.
So when Hobbs parked the Littlest Van a half mile past the 5 mile mark and then far down the side road, I was understandably upset. So I slammed the sliding door open and demanded to know what was wrong with him. I’m not sure what exact words I used, but I didn’t hide my anger very well.
He claims that we drove too far right after that, but it was only a tiny bit farther and we had to do it because we were not able to park on a bridge. Understandable.
So yeah. We weren’t friends at first. Definitely not in love.
He did something HUGE for me the following weekend that completely changed my views on him though. Read Part III here! 🙂
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