I knew something was wrong when I first saw my new girlfriend’s bedroom. She’d dashed back in to grab her purse and I glanced in through the door. Posters of musicals like Wicked and Jersey Boys decorated all the walls and rainbows pranced across her pillows and bedcovers. I even saw a ‘my little pony’ sitting up on a shelf. I hadn’t seen one of those since I was 6. A big painting of a unicorn also dangled from the wall up and behind her bed. She was 27 years old! Why did she have all that? Was she just really sensitive? I didn’t know then, but during our date where we went to have coffee she’d nod off and start humming to herself. I’m not kidding. Do you think I could make this up? She also lapsed into speaking in baby talk every now and then. I can’t stand that! I met this girl at a punk rock concert for crying out loud! She had spiked her hair up into a Mohawk and worn a leather jacket. I don’t expect her to dress like that all the time, but to go from one extreme to another is really jarring. I just don’t know what to think, but I doubt I’ll be calling her again.


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