Phables by Brad J. Guigar - 2009-08-07

strip for August / 07 / 2009

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POLL: Beyond the Point of No Return

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes...Q: I'm seventeen, male, Australian, nerdy and somewhat shy around girls. As you may have guessed, I have never had a girlfriend.

I sing in a choir. I started developing some serious feelings for one of the girls in the choir. I started hanging around with her in the hope of getting up my courage and asking her out. She didn't really seem to notice me.

A few days into the tour, the gossips in the choir said to me "We think that you two should go out. That'd be so cute!"

This affirmation removed all my fears on the matter. I made several flambouyant romantic gestures, more often than not in view of half the choir. However, she is quite shy and did not appreciate my advances; she was unsure whether I really felt for her or whether I was just playing a game. Because of this, gestures that would have been romantic in any other situation were rendered cruel.

When I eventually asked her out, she sprung the following piece of girl-code on me; "I'm sorry, but I can't see you as anything more than a friend."

Unfortunately, we haven't even been that; most of the choir has turned against me and she's been avoiding me as much as possible. Apart from my heartfelt apology when I worked out that she hadn't appreciated my advances, we haven't spoken since.

So, my question is; do I have any sort of chance with this girl, or should I just rely on the other fish in the sea?

POLL: Does he have a chance with this girl?
14% (70) Yes, faint hearts have never won fair ladies.
86% (430) No, learn from this Life Lesson and move on.
500 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

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POLL: Twenty-five and heartbroken

Friday, August 07, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes...Q: I am crushed. A woman I was deeply in love with has betrayed me. We were together eight months and we even talked about marriage. Instead, she told me last week that she was getting back with her old boyfriend. I'm 25 and this is the first really serious relationship I've had. I feel sick, can't eat, and I'm depressed. Mostly, I have no interest in getting involved with a woman again. It's just not worth the pain. Am I wrong to feel this way?

POLL: What's the best way to get over a broken heart?
2% (30) Sulk in a dark room
9% (104) Drink. Heavily.
6% (76) Sad music. Country... Blues... you name it
11% (125) One-night stand
23% (254) Take a trip / vacation
4% (52) Look for another long-term relationship
11% (131) Throw yourself into work
24% (264) Hit the gym
5% (60) Other (Share it in the Comments section below)
1096 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

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