He congratulated her for passing some national exam. They bumped into each other at the luncheon that followed. He flirted. She blushed. Their mothers quietly watched as his played the piano and hers sang at church functions. Her family doctors, his parents packed him off to boarding school. She got packed off herself to a different boarding school. Roses were sent. Letters exchanged. Interests changed. BAs later he courted her again. And she messed it up again. He went on to medical school while she went abroad to learn to be independent and maybe to learn how not to scare away a potential husband. Christmasses haven't been exactly magical since 1988.
Alright, alright, enough dramatic tripping down memory lane. She was me (there I just busted myself), and I'm back to 2009, an old maid with a new perspective on "without you." You now refers to anything but him, ie. parties, shopping and all I need to see standing by my christmas tree is tour therapy for neurotic tendencies.
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What would you do if...
during the holiday someone gave you a
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a check for $5
a lump of coal
a Miley DVD
So what is the worst gift you've ever received?
I was probably in 3rd grade when I got a plastic ring. I recognized it as a giveaway for purchasing a bag of salted corn. Well, child's stuff. Looking back, I dunno whether I'd be amused or frown at it.