Me: I just got a mean email from a Match guy.
Me: He wrote an email last week and I didn't write back. And he just wrote, "I don't know what I could've said in a few sentences to cancel me out so fast, but 'c'lest la vie, c'est la guerre.' Anyway, could you please let people know in the future? Guys are human too, and it hurts to be kept hanging like that. Thanks. Mike"
Keith: Yikes. It's a little presumptuous to think that his email requires a return contact, and you get scolded if you take too long.
Me: "Dear Mike, I was just paralyzed with fear over the intensity of my feelings. I've been a frothing mess since your original email. Please have dinner with me! Your wife"
Keith: You need to send that.
Me: Ha, you think?
Keith: Someone needs to sanction him, what with his wild accusatory emails and his "I said hi to you, now you have to love me" expectations.
Me: Maybe you should call him for me.
Keith: "Mike, I'm calling on behalf of your ex-budding-love interest. Can you settle down? She's not saying it's over, but things have to change."
Me: I just noticed the subject title: "OK, so you changed your mind."
Keith: From what to what?
Me: Maybe we could try counseling. I just hate for this to be it.
Keith: Not when you've both invested so much. Why throw it all away?