Conundrum

MIKE: Okay, so what if I don’t want to give up on her?

ROB: You don’t call.

MIKE: You said I don’t call if I wanted to give up on her.

ROB: Right.

MIKE: So I don’t call either way.

ROB: Right

MIKE: So what’s the difference?

ROB: There is no difference right now. See, Mike, the only difference between giving up and not giving up is if you take her back if she wants to come back. But you can’t do anything to make her want to come back, in fact, you can only do stuff to make her not want to come back.

MIKE: So the only difference is if I forget about her or just pretend to forget about her.

ROB: Right

MIKE: Well that sucks.

ROB: Yeah it sucks.

MIKE: So it’s just like a retroactive decision then? I mean I could, like, forget about her and then when she comes back make like I just pretended to forget about her?

ROB: Right, although probably more likely the opposite.

MIKE: What do you mean?

ROB: I mean at first you’re going to pretend to forget about her, like not call her, I don’t know, whatever. But then eventually you really will forget about her.

MIKE: Well, unless she comes back first.

ROB: Hmm….see that’s the thing. Somehow they know not to come back until you really forget.

MIKE: There’s the rub.

ROB: There’s the rub.

This was from the opening scene of one of my favorite movies. I had to keep this conversation in my head because I’ve been staring at my phone all day…….completely torn about calling someone. His number’s not even on my phonebook anymore (and for good reason), but I’m dying to hear his voice. Don’t ask why, I just do. Call it a relapse.

Don’t worry, I’m glad to say I made it through the day without calling him. They should make interventions for these…….that way I’m prevented from doing stupid things like admitting that I miss someone I shouldn’t. Sigh.

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~ by Binibining Beth on October 10, 2004.

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