Things Men Have Said to Me (#20)

He was, by his account, wild about me. We were talking about someone we knew who had died, and the topic of funerals generally.

HIM (not in jest): “If you died, I would take off work to go to the funeral.”

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26 thoughts on “Things Men Have Said to Me (#20)

  1. Anxious Mom

    I bet he tells that to all the girls he dates. And then wonders why he’s still single 😉

    Just curious, how did you respond to that?

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      1. Paula Readman

        Funny enough I’ve just recently had a gentleman from my past tell me something which has left me feeling completely baffled to why they would feel the need to share it with me now rather than 39 years ago when it needed to be said. I just feel some things need to be left in the past.

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        1. writerinsoul Post author

          Wow. Sometimes I think people need to get things off their chest but it’s really to help them not you. Like, in 39 years for example, they had the opportunity to think better of things and now want something from you, absolution – or more. The only thing that might interest me from the Ancient Past would be a) an explanation for something I didn’t understand at the time or b) a hellavu good, sincere, genuine apology with my best interests at heart.

          I don’t wait around much for either. –Colette

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          1. Paula Readman

            Colette, myself I felt it did neither of us any good for him to unburden himself on me so late in our lives. ‘Too much water under the bridge’ I know that’s a cliché and us writer are not suppose to use them. Things of a romantic nature look sweeter in the past. Something that happened in your teenage years has such a precious innocence about it when looking back. In the cold light of maturity something is lost. As adults with our own lives it can’t hope to be relived or rekindled. The gentlemen in question was very disappointed to find I had no memory of his precious moment. Now that moment is lost to him too, and I’m left feeling confused by his bitterness towards me. Facebook can be a terrible thing 😦

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            1. writerinsoul Post author

              Ah yes, he clearly wanted something – unfairly, running his own agenda – and you didn’t play your “assigned” part. He’s mad because you spoiled the fantasy. Oh my, does this scenario sound familiar to me too!

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            2. Paula Readman

              That’s how it came across to me. I feel for him because I know that he has been to some dark places in the last 39 years due to illness & lost, but in that time he’d had no contact with me. I only knew some of what he’d been through as we both hade contact with someone we are both close too. He had only joined Facebook a few days ago and tracked me down. I had no idea that we shared a ‘magical moment’ together.

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  2. Andrew Davis

    Well, in his defense, his job was probably pretty important to him and this was a huge concession and showed how “wild” he was for you. Not just in words, but in actions.
    Yes. He sounds like a real gem. (grin)

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