“The way that you treated me… I know I’m not to blame”

7♠

 

 

 

 
First thing tomorrow, I want you to go out and buy grape jelly.

 

Then send me a photo of it.

 

 

 

He thinks I’m joking.

 

Or crazy.

 

Or both.

 

When he called 20 minutes ago, asking advice regarding a spat he just had with a young lady, I’m certain this suggestion was nowhere among those he thought he’d receive.

 

 

 

“Wait. Are you serious?”, he asks.

 

I reply:

 

Very much so.

 

You told me your place is a mess and your roommate ate all the grape jelly you used for sandwiches.

 

Am I correct or did I mishear you?

 

“No, I said that. I mean, I said both things, yeah.”, he confesses – still somewhat confused.

 

I tell him:

 

Good.

 

That proves I’m listening instead of waiting to hear my own voice.

 

So do as I suggest, then clean your place the best you can.

 

For now, forget about her.

 

You have bigger problems.

 

For one, you’re out of jelly for your lunches this week.

 

For two, your place is a mess.

 

Don’t make her moods your third.

 

 

 

Once I clarify with those words, he chuckles a bit.

 

I imagine he’s sensing I may have purpose with my odd demand.

 

The next morning I awake to a picture message of grape jelly.

 

I respond with a simple thumbs up.

 

He goes on to let me know she sent him a message that she misses him.

 

I tell him:

 

It’s the jelly.

 

 

 

He laughs and writes “she could sense I bought jelly and conceded”.

 

I immediately let him know I’m not really joking.

 

I mention my post about women ⁂ ghosting ⁂ .

 

Then write:

 

It’s the jelly.

 

You were busy getting your shit together instead of putting her moods first.

 

 

 

A few minutes pass, then he closes the text exchange with exactly the following:

 

“You were right. But even if you were only half right or wrong, you still hedged your bets. Taking your advice was the best course of action regardless of outcome. My day has been productive and I wasted only a fraction of the time worrying/fuming…

So bravo. And thank you.”

 

7♠

 

4 Responses to ““The way that you treated me… I know I’m not to blame””

  1. ‘My day has been productive and I wasted only a fraction of the time worrying/fuming…’

    There’s the wisdom in your advice.

    It’s why many man give out advice like ‘lift weights, acquire currency, stop fapping and watching porn, get a hobby’

    And why I say things like ‘pray the rosary, read Scripture, go to Mass’…why did Christ say ‘deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Me.’

    Because once you find the true source of production you want to follow.

  2. A♠,

    Why do women flake out? Who knows? They rarely give a reason; they just do it.

    Are you truly being abandoned? Or just ‘tested’? Having experienced both, I can say it’s best to just assume EVERYTHING is a ‘test’.

    And the only proper response to that is to carry on as you were.

    JD

    • JD,

      “Having experienced both, I can say it’s best to just assume EVERYTHING is a ‘test’.

      And the only proper response to that is to carry on as you were.”

      Spot on.

      All the best to you & yours,

      A♠

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