Monday, January 18, 2010

What about Bob?

Story continued. Bob later on still continued to ask me out. I would always come with lame excuses such as, “Oh its roommate night,” or “Sorry, I’m doing my laundry that day,” or “I’m actually washing my duck.”

But he could not get the hint. Every time he looked at me it made him more sure that I was going to help him multiply and replenish the earth.

Well, I finally just had to tell him the truth. He left me a voice message asking me if I wanted to go out to dinner. It took a lot of courage for me and the help of my roommates to call him and tell him that I wasn’t interested. I dialed his number and said, “Hey Bob, yeah I got your message. I can’t go to dinner with you because I’m just not interested. I think you are a really nice guy, but I don’t want to waste your time. Well, have a nice night. Bye.”

I didn’t even let him get a chance to respond. I was actually quite proud of myself because it was quite hard. But then my phone started vibrating. I looked at my phone and sure enough Bob was calling back! This isn’t supposed to happen! I swear this is not normal! I was freaking out and I answered it and I opened my mouth to say hello but nothing would come out. I was gaping at the phone. I was scared to say anything and then I hung up because I couldn’t force anything out of me. My roommates looked at me as if I were some lunatic.

Then I got a text message from him saying, “Rebecca, I mailed you some flowers from before and you should get them by tomorrow. I was going to ask you to the sweetheart ball. But enjoy the flowers.”


I texted him back saying, “I’m so sorry, I can give you back the flowers and you can ask someone else.”

He texted, “That’s ok. Have a nice night.”

The next day I had a box on my front door with twenty long stemmed roses. They must have cost a fortune. I passed them around and gave them to my roommates and my visiting teachers.

But there is a happy ending to this story. It turns out that the girl that Bob took to the dance ended up marrying him. I am a saint! So pretty much I helped him on his way to his eternal salvation be rejecting him!

So girls, the moral of the story is don’t feel bad for turning down a guy. You will only waste his time and prevent him from finding his eternal companion.

The end.



Jocelyn said...

ouch... that's rough! I would have felt so bad! But you are brave to tell him straight out like that! But I agree, people get too caught up in pitty dates, but those can be so dangerous!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! That made me so sad. But I'm glad it worked out for him.

Honestly though, I was/am in a similar situation. I've flat out told the guy I'm not interested, and yet he still pursues me. It really kind of freaks me out. Maybe I'll direct him to this story.

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Kate Weber said...

Way to go! I tell this to girls all the time. If you don't like him, don't string him on for fear of hurting him, it's just going to get worse! They don't believe me...

New to the blog, very excited to read more!

singlemormonchick said...

why do we suffer so long just to spare their feelings? done it myself and i regretted it. just found out my clueless guy had his records moved to another ward! he didnt even tell me, which i am ok with, but a total 180 from before.

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Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

Just came across this blog.

I like it a lot, you two are very interesting. Rexi definitely makes me laugh.

I feel bad for tall girls, it seems like all my fellow tall guys only go for the 5'3s, sometimes I feel like the only tall person that likes tall girls. It's a total "not you it's me" thing.

Sure I find short girls attractive, but eventually you start thinking about kissing and the idea of having to hunch my shoulders and crane my neck to get down there to kiss them every time... well it just doesn't appeal to me.

As a guy, I totally agree with giving the blade to the heart. We just need to be told. As you found it's better off in the long run.

I hope you two keep writing!

Anonymous said...

Just saw your blog.

So, by ripping this guy's heart out and stealing his flowers you actually HELPED him. Oh. Wow. Whoever said girls were heartless was dead wrong.

Lisa S said...

It's always best to just tell them you are not interested as soon as you know you don't want to date anymore. They will get over it... You are not being mean. You don't want to be wasting your time with guys you really don't want to date. Be picky...the guys are.