I’m Definitely NOT Carrie Bradshaw

Boy Interrupted-Retro Relationship

In this episode of Sex and the City, Carrie asks, “When it comes to matters of the heart, did we have it right in high school?”


At least, I did not have it right in high school.

As a sophomore, I had a huge crush on a senior, one of my brother’s friends. I was not alone. Most girls crushed on Pitter Patter . . . .

On New Years Day, during my 1:00 on 1/1 luncheon with friends, Ali and I friended and messaged him on Facebook.  We messaged, we spoke, and, he stopped by after work.

  • He did not further his education.
  • He does not read.
  • He spent time in jail for abusing a girlfriend.
  • He lives in his mother’s basement.
  • He reproduced.
  • He does not have custody of his children.

Those were all red flags.


But, he claimed he liked dogs. He claimed he had a Bernese Mountain Dog. He seemed nice enough.

Then, he knocked on my door, sat down and told me the following:

  • He supports Trump.
  • Gay couples should not have children.
  • Single people, like me, should not have children.
  • And, more . . .

Within seven minutes, I asked him to leave. I explained that “hatespeak” is not acceptable in my home.

That was my first and last personal experience with an uneducated white male supporting Donald Trump.

I did not have it right in high school.  I’m only just now, almost 30 years later, getting it right.


About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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