I have a dilemma.
First some back-story. I've had a weird sore throat/cold-without-the-stuffy-head-part type bug late last week and much of this week. Plus I've had a very stressful week; big fight with my boss, nearly stepping over the honesty line in a desire to tell her what a crap boss she is, almost either quit or got my ass fired... Anyhoo, as a result of that, although I feel ok I've obviously been a bit stressed and run down.
Zipping ahead, and here comes the over-share. It was Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras weekend here last weekend. One of the biggest party weekends on the GLBT calendar. So I partied a bit on Sunday, ended up at the pub with old friends that know live in Perth. Also met up with someone I met a while back who is a local and ended up shagging myself stupid all evening in a threesome. (Too much sharing?)
OK, so. Said someone has invited me over for dinner tomorrow night, more of a date, but no doubt one thing will lead to another. Here's the dilemma. With the cold and the stress, I've broken out in my only second ever COLD SORE. Herpes! It's still only less than 24 hours old and I've started putting cream on it, but it's not likely to go away in time for this date is it? Do I cancel? Do I still go and say, "lovely dinner, sorry no shag, must go! Buh bye"?
Where's "Dear Abbey" when you need her?
[Updated: When in doubt, be honest. I just rang him, told him the situation and asked him if he wanted to re-schedule. He said "No, still come to dinner." Sweet!]