I think I've taught myself how to refrain from pursuing women to the ends of the Earth and back pretty well by now. I've spent enough time learning how to do this, or to not do that, if one prefers. Why, for many years, I had this one female friend that I'd been with this one time who didn't even know me as the guy who kept calling and calling and calling in a one sided manner. She's really pretty too. The reason I know that she didn't think of me as the persistent caller stems from the time I asked her if she thought of me as that, and she said, "Are you someone who calls me a lot? Ugh, no Rich."
I've talked a lot about this one girl in my world whom I decided to not go to her place of employment during her usual hours. Well, there also exists in my world someone I put in a Facebook Friend request for in January of 2018. She never accepted it, and I went on and on here about her bogus flirtations towards me after I put in that friend request. I interpreted her looks of faux-longing as a defense mechanism that indicated she thought she might have a struggle with me further down the road if she didn't put me in my place first. I called bullshit on her in this blog, and coincidentally or not, her bogus looks at me stopped.
She started being pretty nice to me after that. And, you know what, I still haven't chased her to the ends of the Earth and back. Why, one time she stopped me outside of her place of employment, her leaving and myself going in, I think, and it was friendly on both sides and no big deal. I viewed the Facebook friend request as a line in the sand, and since she never accepted it, that was that. I think her friendliness towards me stems from the belief that, no, I have no plans, now or in the foreseeable future, to ask her out at her place of employment, outside her place of employment, or anywhere else.
And another thing, she could give any of the most attractive young women in my world a run for their money as far as how good she looks. In a town such as Austin, that's saying a lot. So there's hope that with time and another, different type of persistence, I can impart to at least some of these women that, though I find them attractive, that does not mean that I will chase them to the ends of the Earth and back.