By schwange - 15/05/2010 17:07 - United States
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I don't see how either of you come to that conclusion. Maybe the best friend is just a better man and the girlfriend did the reasonable thing by dumping the OP and moving on. The LOL could be that kind of nervous laughter you get when you try to soften the blow of bad news. I don't mean to pick you two out specifically, but I get a little peeved when people reflexively say that an OP who gets dumped deserves better. We just can't know that in a message with a 300-character limit, and no chance for rebuttal from the dumpor.
You are right that jokes are my favorite method to point out the absurdity of a post's absurdity, but I'll use others as needed to point out logical flaws. I think the common practice around here of assuming the OP is always completely innocent and deserving of their significant other's affection and fidelity is one of these absurd logical flaws.
That is true. I still think dumping by text is a bit harsh, especially with 'lol' in it. But, I suppose there might be a very good reason that she didn't want to do it face-to-face, such as him being obsessive and/or dangerous... But if it were the latter then the FML would be more agressive, and if it were the former it would be longer and more of a ramble.