It all started two weeks ago, when I met some rando at a bar. He was friendly enough, but annoyingly and sloppily drunk, which is why I offered my email address when he asked for my number. We emailed later that weekend, and I met up for a few drinks, which eventually turned to dinner, and then champagne. We had relatively good chemistry, but then, I kinda have chemistry with pretty much everyone, because I really like talking to people and winning over complete strangers.
Quin and the rando had another dinner date the following weekend, which prompted her to take things to the next level: Inviting him to her birthday party.
"He wouldn’t be in town, so he scheduled a weekend in Virginia wine country the following weekend," she writes. "It seemed a bit much, but I agreed to a singular day trip."
However, before Quin could even pack her favorite sun hat and parasol, the couple's plans quickly unraveled when Rando sent Quin a text terminating their brief relationship:
On Little Black Blog, Quin shares her state of mind after experiencing what could only be described as a heart holocaust:
I was stunned into paralysis. I had no words–this never happens–and I just felt short of breath. There were many things that pissed me off, but I was so flustered I couldn’t even articulate them. Again, this is a serious problem for a writer and effusive communicator.
I was still so agitated 10 hours later that I had to leave opera rehearsal early. This is a serious no-no, given that opening night is Saturday at the Organization of American States.
Then I realized: I am on the eve of my 26th birthday. Why am I stewing instead of just expressing what I really feel? There is practically nothing to lose from just telling the truth.
And so she did. Well, a version of the truth, any way:
So, to sum up: Guy tells girl he practically just met he is not looking for a relationship and hopes she'll understand because she's "funny, smart" and "cool"; girl proceeds to ruin guy's life by forwarding private text messages he sent her to his bosses.
Good luck out there!