Another submitted story, this one about being blown off. We've all been in the situation where we haven't wanted to go out with someone we committed to and have made up an excuse to get out of it. This story proves why lying really may not be the best of ideas unless everyone is in on it.
On a hot summer day in New York City, Jack and Michelle decided to spend their respective June days in Washington Square Park. The temperature was nearing 90 with unbearable humidity that Jack took off his shirt to bask in the sun. Moments later, Michelle, clad in her bathing suit to do the same, sat down only feet away from Jack.
After eyeing each other for several minutes, Jack decided to strike up a conversation with Michelle. After the two got talking they realized that they had many mutual friends from NYU but had never met each other.
They talked for hours about sports, movies, books and where they wanted to go in life with their careers. The sun was beginning to set and they parted ways, but not before exchanging numbers.
A couple of days later, (wanting to abide by the 3-day-rule), Jack called Michelle and asked her out on a date to dinner. Michelle excitedly replied with a Yes, and the two were set to have a dinner date.
The morning of the date Jack got an unpleasant text. It read "Hey Jack, I'm not going to be able to make dinner tonight, I'm not feeling very well." Jack being the gentlemen responded by telling Michelle he wished her well and when she felt better they would go out again.
That night, now dateless, Jack returned home from work and logged onto Facebook. He read the status of his friend Lauren, who was also friends with Michelle, and was shocked to read what it said. "Getting ice cream and then seeing a movie with Michelle tonight, so excited!!"
Jack then knew he had been bailed on. But he was not going to let this go unnoticed. Jack then posted his own status letting the world know what exactly Michelle had done, and for those few hours of immaturity that Jack left his post up, Michelle's reputation may have been tarnished, or only Jack's may have been for his lack of maturity and understanding.
- I have to empathize with Jack a little bit because that is not really the way you want to find out that you are being lied to but he did also go a little overboard with his decision making to call Michelle out via his Facebook status. So maybe Michelle knew something about Jack that we may not, and she made the right decision in the first place. A word of advice to Michelle on this one, if you are going to make new plans after blowing someone off, make sure to let everyone your new plans are with in on the situation so they don't throw you under the bus unintentionally.