Hello, Good Love
Scene1. She is attending a meeting with her client and her boss. It’s 7:30 p.m. and she promised her boyfriend she would meet him for dinner. Her client insists that she stay for dinner. She does so, very reluctantly. She did not enjoy the food at all, although it was great. Her mind is somewhere else. She wants to call her boyfriend to explain but she is scared. This has happened before. He will be mad, really mad to the point of shouting. Worse, he will suspect she is having an affair with her boss, or she is having dinner with her ex, or she is flirting with her client to clinch the deal. Whatever his suspicions are, he always closes the conversation (if you can call it that!) by slamming the phone, after screaming, “Bitch!”
Scene 2. It’s the 23rd of December. She just came home from shopping. She did not buy much for herself, her family or her best friend. She bought them some nice little things like coffee mugs and other similar “at-least-I remembered-you” gifts. But she did buy something special. So special she had to part with her half-month’s pay. But her man is special so he deserves the best. She went to the kitchen to excitedly prepare a special dinner, complete with fresh flowers and candlelight. Then she slipped into her sexy new dress, which set her back by another half-month’s pay. Her phone rings. She is so excited; he must be just 3 minutes away. But no, he is still home. He can’t make it. His wife has to attend a wedding dinner and he has to drive her there.
Scene 3. Isn’t she so lucky? She has snagged a wonderful guy-reasonably good looking, funny, smart, successful, what can you ask for? A great catch indeed. The thing is, he knows it and makes the most out of it. She has been going out with him for quite sometime and she is starting to be worried that he doesn’t even mention about the future, more precisely, their future together. Come to think of it, she hasn’t even met his parents. She is itching to ask him. But she is afraid she might intimidate him and send him even further away. Finally, she gathered the courage to ask him about his plans. And very casually, he asks her, “What plans?”
Scene 4. She is going out with a handsome hunk. He asked her out for dinner and she readily accepted. She can’t let this chance slip away. It’s not everyday that an HH (for handsome hunk, what else?) asks her out. They were boyfriend/girlfriend before the dinner is over. It was sealed with a kiss and everything else. She is in cloud nine. She decides she won’t let him slip away. She showers him with all the attention he can possibly ask for. She sends him all the mushy e-mail cards that she finds on the net. She SMS to tell him how adorable he is and how hopelessly in love she is with him. She buys him nice presents and drops them off at his workplace. She tries to make friends with his friends even though she hates them. But she noticed that something is wrong. He doesn’t seem to be responding to her show of affection. In fact, she suspects he is starting to avoid her. She calls him and he is always busy. She calls again and he doesn’t answer. She wants to go out with him but he is always out with his friends. She caught him in the chartroom and he logs off. “What’s wrong?!! “, hysterically, she asks him. “ I need some space”, he said.
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