As she walked away, she looked back at him and saw how sad he was. She had just rejected him, and it was through no fault of his. It was, ironically, that he was almost too good a catch. She felt that she wasn’t ready for a long-term commitment, and he wasn’t the type you’d play around with; he was for the long-haul. She felt he deserved better; she felt she deserved different, at least for now.

“You know,” she told me once, “I like to look at relationships in terms of life-cycle stage, and not in terms of age. Like what we learn in marketing.”

I looked at her, not quite knowing what she meant.

She continued, “like how some people get married late, and have children late. And so they may be 40, but are in the stage of their life where they’re considered ‘first-time parents’, while others may be 20, and in the same stage of their life: ‘first-time parents’, too. You know what I mean?”

I hadn’t quite grasped the concept at that time, but I nodded to encourage her to speak further.

Looking at me, she said, “I’m at this stage of my life where I just want to… ‘play’.” She looked away, embarrassed.

But I understood. At least I thought I did.

She added, “he’s like, one for the future. And that future’s not now. Not for me anyway.”

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  1. There was this guy see.
    He wasn’t very bright and he reached his adult life without ever having learned “the facts”.
    Somehow, it gets to be his wedding day.
    While he is walking down the isle, his father tugs his sleeve and says,

    “Son, when you get to the hotel room…Call me”

    Hours later he gets to the hotel room with his beautiful blushing bride and he calls his father,

    “Dad, we are the hotel, what do I do?”

    “O.K. Son, listen up, take off your clothes and get in the bed, then she should take off her clothes and get in the bed, if not help her. Then either way, ah, call me”

    A few moments later…

    “Dad we took off our clothes and we are in the bed, what do I do?”

    O.K. Son, listen up. Move real close to her and she should move real close to you, and then… Ah, call me.”

    A few moments later…


    “O.K. Son, Listen up, this is the most important part. Stick the long part of your body into the place where she goes to the bathroom.”

    A few moments later…

    “Dad, I’ve got my foot in the toilet, what do I do?”

  2. I very much love summer 🙂
    Someone very much loves winter 😦
    I Wish to know whom more 🙂
    For what you love winter?
    For what you love summer? Let’s argue 🙂

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