Monday, January 7, 2008

what’s worse—the post-it or text message?

My sister is notorious for going too fast in a relationship. So when I heard back in November that her boyfriend of one month (Dave) was already talking rings, I wasn’t surprised. This kind of thing has happened to her before. Before Dave (the recovering leukemia patient whom I suspected to have a “seize the day” type of attitude) there was Jason, Mr. I-Love-You-After-3-Dates. My sister and Jason went to Disneyland on their 3rd date and apparently he got all sappy outside of Cinderella’s castle and told her that he loved her. On a third date!

Naturally, when I went home for the holidays, I was curious to see what was going on with my sister and Dave. I had been preparing to flip my lid if she ended up getting engaged for Christmas. After all, I’m the one who was hoping for a Christmas proposal (obviously, blog peeps, I didn’t get it). So on the way back from the airport, I had to ask what was up.

Me: So what’s new with your love life?

L: Oh, you’re not going to believe this. Dave broke up with me.

Me: What? Why?

L: I don’t know, actually. He said he wasn’t ready for a relationship right now.

Me: Did you ask him why?

L: No, I couldn’t. He broke up with me by text message.

Me: WHAT? Did you know this was coming?

L: Well, he stopped talking to me after Thanksgiving. First he was working too much. Then he got sick and lost his voice. He’d text me but he couldn’t talk on the phone. And then I didn’t hear from him for a week before he sent me the text message breaking up with me. I tried calling him because I just really wanted to know why. But he wouldn’t return my calls.

Me: Oh no. You shouldn’t have called.

L: But I just wanted closure.

Me: Yeah, well most of the time, you don’t get it from the guy.

L: You’re so lucky to be out of the dating scene. It’s rough out there for the single girls.

Honestly, I’ve been in a relationship for so long that I kinda forgot what it was like to date. But if Jesse and I don’t work out, the dating scene really freaks me out. I’ve heard so many people complain about dating in DC and I’m not sure how I’d make out if I jumped back into the DC dating pool.

I mean, come on! Who breaks up by text message? That’s so wussy.

1 comment:

Petunia said...

Breakup by text message sucks, as does breakup by IM, but maybe watching this will cheer up your sister - Text Message Breakup by Kelly