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BEING CONTINUED
by AK Miller
2013-01-23

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The first word Keith said as a child was "mine." This was appropriate because since he was a child almost everything has been given to him. Keith has never had to work very hard. He is one of those people that people call "golden." Partly because he was born into privilege, having wealthy parents and grandparents and partly because he is, well, golden. He has perfect white teeth, wavy, sand-colored hair, crystal blue eyes and perfect, glowing skin. To top off Keith's list of advantages, he is brilliant. He never had to study hard to get great grades and he coasted through his top-ranking high school and college. Even his body responds to the slightest workout by offering him a chisled form with very little effort. All of these privileges would put him in a position to be one of the most envied and loved people if he wasn't such a fucking dickhead. Keith classifies people into two categories: those that he wants to sleep with and those that he doesn't. Usually the decision has been made before he has spoken to the person unclassified. Other times it's made mid-conversation or when the verdict happens to cross his mind. Boring, too small, bad hair, done. Keith also believes that everyone is this way, he is just willing to admit it. The problem with his theory of living is the way he treats the people that he does not deem suitable. It's awful. It was this attitude that turned Carlos off. Carlos is this great guy. He's smart and charming and has a great sense of humor. He's a chiropractor, which Keith considered almost a doctor. He's not as good-looking as Keith, but he's extremely handsome and everyone who meets him falls a little bit in love with him. He was the first guy that Keith really started to fall for. He was almost the complete package and Keith decided that they would be boyfriends. They went on a few dates and had what Keith thought was an excellent time. They also had what Keith felt was the best sex of his life. That's why he doesn't understand why Carlos called him this morning and told him that he doesn't want to see him anymore. He told Keith that he didn't feel like they were a good match and wished him well without saying that he would like to be friends. Keith didn't know what to do and did what anyone else would do: he called his friends for some sympathy, which he didn't get. It's hard to feel bad for a guy in his thirties who is just feeling his first burst of disappointment. His first heartbreak. The response Keith got was almost as if everyone felt that he deserved it and their lack of support made him angry. He just didn't understand and confusion is what glues hurt and anger together. For the first time he felt what everybody else must feel. But since he wasn't everybody else, he decided to take action and do the only thing that made sense. He was going to go to Carlos' office and talk some sense into him. You see, the second word that Keith learned as a child was "no."

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