Monday, January 17, 2011

Sticky Willoughby

One of the first rules of soap opera writing: characters recur, even in the most ridiculously impossible ways. 

Too bad I didn't really think about that when I wrote myself out of Wasn't's script.

Note: When writing yourself out of someone's story, prepare for that someone to come back and write himself into yours.

Wasn't makes a cameo: Saturday, I awoke to a message from Wasn't. He was just needling me about football--friendly competitive stuff. Although...he did call me "baby."

Me, groggy, reacting to the message: "Baby? As in 'I carried a watermelon?' (Dirty Dancing reference, for those who don't know). He never uses the word 'baby.' Ugh."

I didn't respond.

Today, I had another needling message waiting for me. This time, he made it personal--a backhanded comment slapping my Dallas Cowboys in the face. Not cool.

My initial reaction was to send him a fiery reply. Then a light bulb went off--he's trying to get under my skin; he knows what gets to me...what gets me to respond.  Clever. Very clever.

I haven't responded, but an interesting little thought did cross my mind: By trying to get under my skin, I have to wonder just how much my non-response has gotten under his.  


  1. I'm a needler and not getting a response would bother the hell out of me.

  2. Baby-that is up to interpretation-perhaps a crush? Is that you in the pic? great hair!

  3. hahaha. sweetheart you are wonderful. You have NO idea how much you not responding, when that is what you usually would have done, is driving him insane! He is wondering who you are with, what you are doing, have you moved on, why aren't you answering....etc. He is going insane.

    I know that may not have been your initial goal...but trust me he is going crazy. Congrats and Kudos to you for not giving in and getting back to him. He simply doesn't deserve you and it's time to free yourself up to somebody who does. :-)

  4. I'm with Jewels. And you go girl! lol

  5. I'm going to take a wild guess here and say it really got to him!

  6. You did the right thing! Good job!!!

  7. Whatever you do, DON'T REACT! You're a stronger woman than I, haha. You probably got him good. =]

  8. I'm with Jewels as well! Do not give in! WOOOOO to cold shoulders :D

  9. Yep, I agree with Jewels. Ignore him and move on with your day!