One Night Stand Restored My Dignity

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My one-night stand. Call him Dangling Chad. I met him pre-2000 election. That election.   

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He worked for the State Democrats and I was a reporter for a Chicago publication you've never heard of.    

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Dating someone at the moment. No nice nickname for him. Call him Dick. On break.    

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It may have been a break or one of our passive-aggressive plays between heated encounters.   

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After arguing over something foolish at an anniversary meal, we ended it. Couples were feast-and-famine.   

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After more than a year of dating, it was wearing thin—until I went to his apartment for the night.    

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It was a disaster when we left the apartment (or even the bedroom), and I'd get upset at him for not trying.   

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I didn't want to live together, so he'd become furious. Why would I want to live with him to make it easier for him to do nothing?    

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