Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I really, really, really hope no one ever breaks up with me like this.
First, this ad:
It says: "Darling - I will. I love you with my whole heart. Sometimes I think you love another. Do you? Sol S."
Three days later comes the reply.
It reads: "Sol S. - I will answer your question without reserve. I do love another; forget and forgive if I have caused you pain; it has not been done intentionally."
I didn't watch every episode of "Sex and the City", not having even basic cable, but I did see the Post-It episode, and that's the first thing I thought of when I saw this ad. The circumstances are, of course, very different, but it still sucks to be dumped in a one-liner and in writing.
Seriously, that's gotta hurt. Can you imagine baring your heart and then opening the paper to see this? Obviously I don't know the whole story; maybe this person had no other way to contact Sol S. After all, that's how Sol S. communicated, so it's likely, although if it was me I'd do everything I could to find a nicer way to handle this. Like, meeting in person, which I assume they must have done at some point or another. My personal take is the advertiser is a total jerk who actually thinks a dismissive "forget and forgive if I have caused you pain; it has not been done intentionally" will go over well - or just doesn't care one way or another.
I suppose everyone who has gone through a bad break up can take comfort in knowing they're the only one ever to get this kind of blow-off. Quite the contrary; people have been heartless and giving attitude for over 100 years!
Sol S., you're long gone, but I think I can safely say: you were better off without this creep.
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©2009 Pam Epstein