5/27/2013

Forever 12

Story Sent in by T.R.:

James and I spoke for three full weeks online. Everything was grand, and I couldn't wait to meet the guy. He was a part time gardener (in a local nursery) and part time chef at a local restaurant. He loved what he did, and always made it sound interesting. In short, I really looked forward to talking to him, and I liked how he made me feel.

At dinner (not at the restaurant where he was a chef, of course), he handed me a plain, sealed envelope. He told me not to open it ever, under any circumstances. I thought it was some elaborate joke, but I promised him I wouldn't open it, all the same. I put it away, we had a nice dinner, a nice walk, a nice sit-down in a starlit park, and a nice little make-out session.

Finally, I made it home, and thinking that the statute of limitations had expired, I opened up his envelope.

In it, he had written, "You promised me you wouldn't open it, you ugly, stupid idiot. Never contact me again."

I was distraught and although my first instinct, yes, was to contact him, I held off and decided to wait for him to reach out to me.

The very next day, he did. I asked him what he had meant by the hurtful envelope message. He replied, "Oh, you read it?" and then hung up on me, never to contact me again.

12 comments:

  1. I am predicting a very lonely life for guy because if he keeps that up he never have anyone.

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  2. My initials are T. R. lol.

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  3. Like so many stories here, this one leaves me with a final thought of "huh?". Was it an exercise in trust? A creative way of setting up a future break up? A chain letter that ended with one person? So. Many. Questions.

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  4. At least it wasn't anthrax, like in the envelopes I give to my dates.

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  5. This reminds me of the Tales from the Darkside movie. Check out the plot synopsis of the 3rd segment, "Lover's Vow"...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Darkside:_The_Movie

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  6. He told you not to open it ever. Very simple instructions, just like not feeding something after midnight... and we all know what happened there.

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  7. I think this story is with a clear cut motivation on date's part. The guy had control issues and obviously is trying to find a woman who'd be compliant to his whims.

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  8. If someone gave something to me and told me never ever to open it, I'd probably throw it out right in front of them because me keeping it is a waste of time and clutters my house.

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  9. Ria nailed it. The guy wants someone he can control.

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  10. And Connie has the correct reaction.

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  11. I couldn't possibly throw it away. How can you not want to know what's inside something like that?

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  12. I'd of been tempted to rip it up in front of him. After all, if I am NEVER to see the contents, why not?

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