Daily Prompt: Tainted Love

It is with pride that I relate that I have never been dumped. That said, it’s not actually a surprising fact seeing as I have had only one real relationship (unless you include a camp fling, an ex-classmate who seemed to think we had a thing, and a dude I went on a date with once). Since I have no painful stories of personal heartbreak to relate, I’m going to relay the story of the heart I have broken. Because I’m a sadistic person like that.

I ended my first romance after two months. After I had gotten to know his tongue, I realized he had a boring personality. So I ignored him, because anyone that dull wouldn’t even notice if his girlfriend abruptly disappeared, right? Apparently my reasoning was not sound. He demanded that we meet, and that I explain why I had vanished into thin air. Instead of invoking “it’s not you it’s me”, I decided to be honest.

In my own defense, I sugarcoated a little. I didn’t flat out say “I don’t want to be with you, because you bore me.” I phrased it as “I would rather spend time with other, more interesting people.” My twisted fifteen-year old logic told me that he needed to know about his dullness in order to grow and become a better person. He asked me if this was goodbye, and I responded with a yes. At which point he decided that a goodbye kiss would be a very romantic way to end our relationship and I backed out the door in a panic.

His guilt-inducing texts extended well into the next three months.I had never understood why people in the movies lied in order to break up amicably, but now I did. I felt horrible, and considered taking him back. Perhaps I could make fun of an old person or run over a cat and get him to dump me. 

Just as I was considering getting back together with him in order to cease his incessant text messages, he called…At two in the morning. To call me a terrible person. I agreed whole-heartedly and never heard from him again.

This post was bloglifted from the Daily Prompt on the Daily Post, which can be found here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/daily-prompt-tainted-love/

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20 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Tainted Love

      1. idiotwriter

        OK – got it now…in which case – may aI complement you on a most awesome write :D First wanted to make sure you were the author hey ;)
        (stranger things have happened right!)
        Thanks for a cool and entertaining read – and a new quirky name for prompts :D

      2. thinkingdiagonally Post author

        Thanks! I’m glad you like the name for prompts. I’m trying to make it a thing, sort of like Gretchen Foster tries to make “fetch” a thing in Mean Girls… except I’m going to be sucessful with “bloglifting”. (It’s never going to happen, is it?)

      3. idiotwriter

        LOL! Now if you were actually using the term to describe literally using someone elses writing – than it very well could – people love to trend ‘bad’ words – not so much in the middle terms ;)
        Still a good article :D

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