Sunday, November 16, 2008

Best pillow talk ever

Back in my swingin' high school days, I had a brief tryst with a young man named...what shall we call him? Tod? And by brief I mean a few phone calls, a kiss or two, a few notes passed in the hall (remember THOSE?) and then we were both on to greener pastures.

However, during one of our phone calls--and let me say here that my sympathies go out to high school boys who have to endure the phone habits of high school girls just to get a smooch. Us girls could TALK, seriously--poor Tod was probably wishing he lived in Britain or somewhere with local toll calling.

But anyway. Despite the newness of our tryst we were not NEW to each other, had the same friends, blah blah. One day we were talking about (what? I don't remember) maybe who is most popular in our school or something. And he pauses...I sense he has an opinion about this, yet he needs to preface his comment somehow. So he's all,

You know you're not the prettiest girl in school, right?


What is there to say to that? Even at age 35 I can't think of a decent response, other than to stop the conversation immediately. I deserve better! You shmuck! Probably not a bad idea, but I had high school girl talking tendencies--talking better than not talking in almost all circumstances.

So I'm all--yes! Of course I know this! Duh! (I didn't actually know this. And I certainly didn't know the boys were RATING us.)

And he's all, good. Glad we got that cleared up. Now about the most popular girls (or whatever it was)...

Sigh. I should not have responded that way.

18 comments:

smalltownmom said...

The cad!

I'm so very grateful that my high school boyfriend was a keeper.

Lisa Milton said...

That was a rotten thing to say!

I'm thinking of a good comeback, not helpful these many years later I guess, but that was just mean spirited.

Madge said...

i'm never good at responding immediately to stuff like that. and yeah, i knew some boys like that in high school and college too....

All Adither said...

What a jerkus! Glad you dumped him.

sarah bean said...

Tod sucks.

You know you're the prettiest mom in blogland right?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

His mama did not teach him manners!

Katie said...

Tod is such a derfwad! Didn't his mamma never teach him no manners? Some peoples kids..

Dr. Cason said...

And why was that even necessary to say??

Misty said...

you are right though, what would you say?

justhay said...

You won in the end, just imagine if you'd married him?

Vanessa said...

JERK! I likely would have responded the same way though. Hindsight is 20-20 and as we get older I think it's easier to recognize these things for the mean/insensitive remarks that they are.

Heidi said...

Tod IS such a jerk! Once I had a "Tod" say to me (after commenting about the beautiful body of a woman on TV and I, of course, had some bad idea to ask him what he thought about me): "I like some parts of your body."

BarbaraCA said...

You MUST develop a time machine so you can go back in time and ridcule his manhood. Or, even better, just fix him with a Mom Look, one brow raised.

phd in yogurtry said...

He obviously did not read "how to make friends and influence people". dud.

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

I never have a ready comeback when somebody insults me. My ex can still insult me with a smile on his face and I let him. Only afterwards do I think that I let him get away with it again.

Mac and Cheese said...

Wow. That guy should teach: How Not To Get Laid 101

Melissa said...

I probably would have said the same in the moment. But if I could do a rewind, I might say

"Well... yeah. I mean if I was, I wouldn't be dating you!"

(Mac, you're making me laugh again!)

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