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Friday, June 09, 2006

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Denirogator

this isn't the incident that brought on the throwing the chair out the window is it?

dvdguy

No, I believe the chair throwing thing was a result of that girl I talked about last time breaking up with me.

leslie

Flowers? Chair throwing?

::off to pop the popcorn::

dvdguy

I guess I should explain... in junior high English class I may have halfheartedly tried to throw a chair out of a closed second story window. But no one was paying much attention to my act of rebellion so I lost interest.

I was also on drugs at the time.

gunther

that's so sad (sniff sniff!) I didn't get flowers 'til way past high school - that's a very classy thing for a little kid to do - maybe you were too sophisticated for her -

Michelle

How sweet! What a romantic little stalker you were! *giggles*

melanie

i LOVE puppy-love stories! when i was in 5th grade (which, by the way, was the pinnacle of my social popularity, given my incredible kick-ball skills), a boy we'll call "pete" liked me. we went on a class trip to the museum of natural history, and he bought me a little statue of a white horse, and snuck it into my back-pack... since i didn't know it was in there, i must have broken it while toting my bag along, pbly whackin people or walls with it, and so when i found the little tissue-paper wrapped package and opened it back in the classroom, the poor little horse's legs were broken off! word quickly spread that i was so horrified by a gift being from him, that i broke them off on purpose..fast forward a few days, and ANOTHER little boy we'll call "michael", snuck yet ANOTHER little horse-brooch this time, into my bag... when i opened this particular package, the note inside said: dear melanie, i like you. if you don't like me, please don't break the horse's legs.. it used to be my grandma's. just give it back please. love, michael"
ha! i was an accidental heartbreaker!
the following year, i went on to junior highschool, cut my hair really short (in what i thought was a sassy move--i was wrong), was put into honors classes, girls stopped playing kickball, and i watched any and all of my popularity go straight down the shitter.

melanie

post-script:
at 31 years old, i still have the little white horse w/ the broken legs in my "memories" box... i gave the horse-pin back.

Anna

I think that's such a cute story!
I had a really nice guy bring me a bunch of roses once, and I so blew him off. I feel bad now. Young girls always have a problem with treating the nice guys like crap, I think.

dvdguy

Young girls or girls in general?

Denirogator

the latter

Remember 9-11

*Gets the diet coke to go along with LDC's popcorn* Chairthrowing and roses. Wow, did I ever go to the wrong school. Such passion! Jerry Springer style.
Were we all like that when hormones were raging uncontrollably?
I have never recieved roses or "gifts" of that nature from a male, {or female for that matter} at any point in my life. I was told at a recent school reunion that I seemed "unobtainable." What the heck?
I was fairly sheltered though, my graduating class consisted of 19 people. Yes, private and catholic religious type. Where were guys like you when I was coming up in school?

Remember 9-11

Heyyyyyyyy not ALL of us girls treat guys like crap!

melanie

tee hee! yes we do!!!
we're all crazzzzzzzzzzzy!
but that's why they love us.
they just don't realize it consciously.

Remember 9-11

So you mean we're not SUPPOSED to cook and clean for them? OOooohhhh NOW I get it! Treat guys like crap, they dig it. *checks off on the list* Thanks Melanie!

dvdguy

Let's not get into this debate. Moving on...

melanie

"so it's like, if you're nice to them, they bring you stuff?"
--who can name the quote???

leslie

::sigh::

Gentlemen, gentlemen... please stop with the same old tired argument about nice guys finishing last and girls liking "bad boys"

Young girls, maybe. But all it takes is one broken heart and the nice guys are totally appreciated beyond their wildest dreams.

Popcorn, anyone?

dvdguy

Melanie, the movie you quote is PCU. Let's talk about the goodness that is PCU.

Remember 9-11

Here here LDC! *claps wildly* Well said. *takes the popcorn and hands off the drinks*

anonymousfriend

Why "nice guys" are overlooked:

Number one, "nice guys" have no spine. That gets old after a short period of time. Guys with spines who are courteous and have manners do not refer to themselves as "nice guys" because they know that the term refers to a man who lacks self confidence, and has to make up for it by going way over the top to award a glance with unsolicited gifts and affection.

Then you have the "self-proclaimed nice guys" which are a different animal altogether...the ones that think they are such a good catch and that women are stupid for not falling all over them. Ha.

I'd rather have a good man than a nice guy, anyway. If you knew me, that would send you into a laughing fit that lasted a week. Especially since today is my 5th wedding anniversary and I'm going out with friends instead of *him*.

(I just reread what I wrote. I'm speaking in general terms. I'm not referring specifically to the post or commentary)

gunther

once again to quote the great C. Laughton -

"I'm surrounded by rougues"

JBH

Tip of the hat to DVDguy for sharing and to all the contributors. As a long time recovering nice guy, I was really struck by what 'Anonymous'said, especially her first main paragraph.

Right between the eyes, but totally right on. It's just what we need to hear and to act on.

dvdguy

Everyone just keep in mind, this post was not about nice guys vs. jerks and who gets the girls. It was just a little story from the past.

leslie

deniro started it...

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