Re: Negs reinforced with more negs?
You were right to push on. If she didn't want to talk to you she would have stopped responding. It was just a shit test.
I think you played it right until she called you a pansy. Possibly even with you "isn't that what you're looking for response"; although, I don't particularly like this response because it implies you are indeed a pansy. I would have tried to have been playful with this comment and then moved it on. You could have said something like:
"Actually I'm a hydrangea, a little heartless but the women still love me. [Followed by a topic change]."
For the "girlier" response you could have gone a lot of places. The place you went wasn't good though. The first response that came to my mind was:
"And I don't want to be with a woman who doesn't know when to use 'then' vs. 'than,' but perhaps I could let that one slide."
This probably would have blown out the situation, but I would have done it anyways because I'm a sucker for making myself laugh. You could have also gone with something like:
"Hey, I have to hide the fact that I'm more man than you can handle somehow "
Anyways, some of those lines suck, and this was a fairly difficult situation. Best bet was to try and deflect ASAP.
Also, you're last reply was so AFC it pains me to read. You apologize to her for her being a bitch to you. Why are you telling her to not take offence? You didn't say anything offensive. Then you try to change the subject when you've clearly failed her shit test miserably. And worst of all, you try to change the subject with a "hows your day been."
I think it should be posted at the top of every online/text thread. NEVER MESSAGE/TEXT "how's your day been/going?"
You didn't do bad, but you got in over your head. Oh well, learning experience.
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."