Thursday, December 9, 2010
"Move Over, Hallmark" Revisited
He: So _________________ is the one that told me that u liked me, but I always liked u.
She: Seriously? But I am glad she did.
He: IDK she did. Ya. So what am I aloud to do right now? Circle one.
Put my arms around u
She: I want to get over ______________________ for a day, so I'll go out tomorrow. Don't write back."
This intercepted love note carries all the components of a classic, so let's take a moment and analyze it. First of all, nine times out of ten seventh grade romance involves another person--a friend who intercedes for a reluctant party. This can lead to problems, as you might suspect. Third parties become an entity in a relationship that oftentimes knows too much. I've seen third parties move into first place ousting a "best friend" in the triangle. Second, notice the choice of physical contacts. I would put a fifth: "Tell others that we're going together." Now I'm wondering where all this "aloud" touchy feely exchange takes place... Thirdly, all good dead relationships require a certain "grieving period." I respect this young lady's warp-time handling of that. Shows maturity. She's moving on. Incidentally this is the most unlikely of unlikely relationships. I love taking notes.