Of Flowers and Tears (A Valentines Day Chronicle)
February 14, 2007 9:27pm CST
Part I. Questions: Is the Girl's emotions justified? Is it the dude's fault? Is the girl's reaction fair for the dude (considering that the dude was a sweet gentleman the whole time) This dude i know has a girlfriend for a while now. this dude isn't exactly what you can call a spender. to be honest, he's famous for his thrifty (i'd say miserly) ways. Then comes February 13, the eve of the dreaded day of the dead - i mean day of red. The dude picks her up in their usual meeting place. he suggests that they eat in this barbecue restaurant that they haven't visited in a while. the girl agrees of course. now the dude was especially sweet and caring to the girl. the dude felt that she was slightly hot (feverish, not ...) so he asked her how she was and if she's feeling well. the girl, being the antithesis of hypochondria, said that she was fine and she's definitely not sick. He asked how her day was and how she felt like. this sweetness and caring went on until they arrived in the said barbecue restaurant. they ordered their favorite dish, nd they bought a 1.5liter bottle of coke to boost the barbecue experience (1.5 liters!? for 2 people? whoa!) the catch was, the dude didnt have money for it, since his money was due on the 14th. this isnt really a strange occurence, it's actually normal for them that the girl springs for stuff (she says she doesn't mind, and that she understands the dude). and they went on eating and talking and the usual stuff that they do. after the meal, they went out and planned to visit a friend who lives nearby. on the way they encounter a stall selling flowers for valentines. the dude gripes about how expensive the flowers are, which is normal behaviour for the dude. (But the dude actually plans on giving her flowers for the next day, since the girl has never received a legitimate valentine's day bouquet). after dropping by their friend's place, he accompanied her to where she rides home. he offered to accompany her all the way to her place, which is a good one hour ride. the girl refused, since it was already late, and the dude might not get a ride back. one hour later, the dude receives a text message from the girl. the girl says she was crying. worried, the dude called her. he asks her why, and if she's ok. after much denial, the girl admitted that she was expecting a romantic date and she was let down - paying for the food, hearing the dude griping about flowers and visiting the friend instead of having quality time together. she said she tried not to expect anything, but she was led on by the dude's actions. now, the dude was hurt, since he was planning something for the next day (feb. 14) and was slighty baffled that she was expecting something like that. with the girl crying and the dude hurt, the supposedly fun day ended in disaster.
16 Feb 07
You know, stuff like that's happened between me and my bf, both ways, that we don't usually plan things and when we do something goes wrong. There were times I got dressed up and planed things for us and he'd call me to say he can't come, and times he planed things and I thought, I'm to tired today as I didn't know what he had planned and said I was too tired and preferred to rest.... I feel sorry for him though, well I'll see what happened next ;)