The Unexpected Plot Twist



One time after church, I texted this girl “You looked great today” and she didn’t reply. And then I felt horribly stupid, like just beat-myself-up stupid. You know, that swimmy sick-to-your-stomach anxiety when you want to jump out the window with a desk tied to your leg. I mean who even says that out loud to another person? I kept repeating it in my head over and over in the most nasal voice possible – You looked great today! – and doing the corny Yeah-You-Betcha wink. I lost sleep. I had that late-night regret twitch where I wanted to punch myself to never do it again. The cool thing is that now we’re married and it’s awesome.

J.S.



Photo from Image Catalog, CC BY PDM

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4 thoughts on “The Unexpected Plot Twist

  1. Oh man, I can so relate. Beating myself up over a little remark a year after the fact while the other person wouldn’t even remember? You betcha. We are our own worst enemies and our harshest critics. Good thing it all worked out for you. 🙂

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