By pinoyson - 11/10/2009 21:24 - United States
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He thought she did admitted her feelings in the first place. Why not reply in that manner? Let's rework the FML... "Today, the guy I like texted me, asking what I was doing. Feeling brave, I responded "texting and p.s. I love you." He never replied. FML." IE: If she had meant it like he thought she did, then him NOT responding would have screwed it up, unless he immediately hopped in the car and came over... then I guess that can be called spontaneously romantic, but it's a good thing he didn't since that's not what she meant. What he did wasn't wrong in the slightest, he was just misfortunate.
If I expected that someone confessed their feelings for me through a text message, I would call them. Interpretation and personal expression are just as important as the words you choose, so if you throw that out the window by limiting yourself to a text message then you deserve it. Emotions =/= emoticons.
You can express yourself through text. How the hell do you think poetry started? lol Okay, sure, calling might have been better, but generally we're a sheep-esque species. We tend to do what the another person does first. Is it always what you should do? No... but I don't think she would have faulted him for spilling his heart out in text if that's what she did first, and in any case I don't think it's right to.
At least you got it out there in the open. If she didn't take it the way you hoped, then you at least found out that she was a lost cause. Even if she said "I mean the movie" you should've said "Oh...my mistake...though it doesn't make what I said any less true." Though if someone texting me something like that, I'd immediately call them and see if it really was what I thought it was and not something else, like it was here. You don't really deserve anything. You professed your feelings, which were true, to the girl you liked. Is that really a bad thing?
Poetry started by word of mouth. And you can hardly argue that it is a clear means of communication of one's feelings. You can almost never discern the authors original intent in decent poetry, there's an entire critical movement about it. We are a sheepish society because people continually fail to fault people for being sheepish. If the lemming would simply stop and say, "Hey guys, maybe jumping off this cliff isn't the best way to go about this" their reputation might be a little more respectable. I mean, I text all the time. I'm not going to crucify the guy, but he could have given the situation a little more thought.
Aww. Didn't it kind of sound like a random thing for her to say? That sucks anyway. Hopefully you didn't scare her.