Getting shot down
I have to say it's been a long time since I've been shot down but it happened to me the other day. There was this girl at work I was interested in, we spoke a few times had some good conversation, we exchanged phone numbers and had some good text sessions with lots of funny lines back and forth so I sent her this text " Hey xxxxx, we should totally grab lunch soon, just got a coupon from Checkers to buy one chili, cheese, bacon, onion, relish sauerkraut hot dog and get one for free and what's better then free hot dogs ???" ....
She didn't respond to this, so the next day I sent her "brought four day old left over Kung Po chicken for lunch, we should really go get those hot dogs so you can save me from making a big mistake with this Chinese food "..... she respond "hey xxxxx please don't be upset but the only men over thirty I have lunch with are my father and grandfather" ...... now that was a huge curve ball and I was at a total loss as to what to say but after thinking a bit I responded " well that's cool, the only girls under thirty I have lunch with are my last two girlfriends ....... and that was it, she never responded and we haven't texted again. She now is totally avoiding me ...... now I was annoyed by all this because I though it was pretty immature on her part but then I realized that it was her loss because I am an incredible amount of fun to be with ..... I also realized that it's also OK to get shot down every once and awhile because it keeps you focused .....on to the next one
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy" - his Holiness the Dalai Llama of Tibet