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Monday, February 12, 2007

Single Bashing

Me: I'm very happy for you, your new wife is beautiful.

D: Thanks, now we have to find you someone, I have the perfect person in mind, he's an attorney and ...

Me: Let me stop you right there, not interested.

D: But you really need someone to make you happy

Me:But I'm alreday happy

D: But you cant truly be happy alone.

Me: Correction, you can't truly be happy alone, I'm not you.

D: I was happy alone but now I'm at a new level of happiness, I want you to experience it too!

Me: Are you kidding me? Please, you were on match.com, singles.com, yahoo.com, you paid for that service called 'It's just lunch', you went on power dating weekends, and I might add as the recipient of your long, heartfelt speeches, my ears are painfully aware, to the point of bleeding, how miserable you have been for the 5 years you've been single. So please sell that to someone who doesnt know you. Oh and please stop trying to elevate yourself beyond a level of happiness you understand.


D: Ok thats true but I want you to feel complete.

Me: I am complete

D: No, I mean the bliss of being able to share your life with someone.

Me: I have that, I call them friends.

D: No, I mean someone special

Me:They are all special.

D: I mean really special.

Me: LOL, look, I'm happy for us both, we both have what we need.

Sheesh, some people just don't get it.

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24 Comments:

Blogger Joshua said...

Got to love it, don't ya? BTW I can't wait to here where you end up - careerwise!

8:41 PM

 
Anonymous Jason said...

Yeah, I don't like it when people have an agenda like that. We all take different paths to happiness, there's no formula to it really.

7:56 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Josh, I think I'll tolerate it but love it, probably not, lol :)

8:45 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

I know Jason, and when he was single his mission was to promote "all relationships are crap", equally false :)

8:46 AM

 
Blogger David said...

What a horrendous conversation to have to have had! Sounds like somethign out of "Company"

2:10 PM

 
Blogger Skipper said...

One of the most insulting a "coupled" friend of mine ever said to me when I had started seeing someone was "I'm so happy you found someone." As if he wasn't capable of being happy for me as a single person. Or as if I wasn't capable of finding someone. It all just kind of makes you want to punch the married folks in the face.

8:38 PM

 
Blogger john said...

You know, my friends try to set me up. Only they don't know I'm gay. And so I get set up on "dates" with girls I'll never call.

9:58 PM

 
Blogger Bunny Lynn Boofay said...

Hey there Jim Darlin', I know just what you are a goin' through. Friends an' family (not to mention my loved ones) is always tryin' to fix me up with some big, handsome hunk of man (on account of my Glamorous beauty an' all) it gets so tirein'...

Huggs, etc... Bunny Lynn

10:50 PM

 
Blogger Gavin Elster said...

He is almost as bad as Nu-skin or Amway. Is this guy part of some pyramid dating scheme?

6:42 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

David, I'd rather talk about politics with a Republican, lol (no offense dad! :))

7:21 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

LOL, Skipper. I don't feel like punching anyone but I agree, coupled people need to stop being threatened by single people being happy. It reeks of insecurity.

7:31 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

John, thats tough. I find with repeated "no, bad friend, stop that" obedience training, you can get your friends to stop that :)

Seriously, most of my friends have stopped doing that to me since I react so negatively to the situation. Only one set, the lovely lesbians, still throw one at me every once in while.

7:54 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

LOL, Bunn Bunn, well that'll learn you to be so glamourously, beadazzledly attractive! :)

8:00 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Gavin, I think he is like alot of people; they want you to be exactly like them. Don't get me wrong, he is a good person but I've seen the pattern - "be like me so I can justify my own choices"

8:07 AM

 
Blogger Rachel said...

right on! give it to 'em.

8:49 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Grrrr! I did Rachel. Unfortunately it will take another 100 times before it registers, lol :)

9:32 AM

 
Blogger purpletwinkie said...

Let me guess... Female? Breeder?

I'm lucky to not have anyone like that around me.

Some people will never understand how others can be happy and content with their own company or the company they choose.

...it's often the media and our culture that sees to that.

9:56 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Scott, in this case male, hetero but the worst offenders of my friends are two lesbians. I love them all but I'm starting to think some people are simply unable to grasp the concept of being single AND happy. They aren't mutally exclusive.

10:02 AM

 
Blogger Joshua said...

Happy Valentine's Day

2:29 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Happy VDay to you too Josh!

4:09 PM

 
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

and if that guy doesn't work out, I've got a friend...

LOL

7:52 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Steve, please send your friend to:

Jim
c/o Kimmie Il
PO Box, North Korea

Thanks! lol

8:37 PM

 
Blogger JC said...

Damn, but what about Home Depot Guy?
I thought he was bed-share worthy!
OMG, you aren't a cat person are you? They will find your dehydrated body weeks later in the rocking chair facing the T.V. with 20 cats fouling the apartment meowing for food....

I do have to agree with you a bit. If you can't be happy by yourself, why on earth would you think it is someone else's resonsibility to make you happy just by being together?

7:34 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Exactly JC! Oh HD Guy moved to NYC and I am dog person but dont currently own one :)

8:04 PM

 

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