After a crazy few days, including a brilliant time celebrating my friend’s birthday, I’ve just got home, and it would be fair to say that I’ve had a few drinky poos. I’ve never blogged whilst intoxicated, but after what I witnessed today I had to write it down or I know I would be awake for most of the night writing a potential blog post in my head anyway.
Those who follow the blog regularly will know that, when it comes to romance, I’m a bit lame. I’m in a relationship, I’m in love, I’m happy, but if The Bloke were to suddenly go out of his way with a hugely romantic gesture I’d probably be a bit awkward.
However, show me a highly charged, romantic chick flick and I’ll throw myself into the development of the relationship between the main characters, empathising with every emotion that they may be feeling. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve got to the end of a film feeling mentally exhausted.
For me, the most beautiful moments are often found in the facial expressions given by the male characters when looking at female love interests. In real life, however, I’ve only seen it a few times – when John saw my friend Charlie walking down the aisle towards him at their wedding last year, when my fireman friend told me he was getting married to his awesome girlfriend…
…and today, when I saw the way X looked at Y during my friend’s birthday shenanigans.
To my knowledge, X and Y have been friends for a long time. X is single, Y is not. X and Y are both attractive, but Y is particularly stunning, and she was wearing a gorgeous lacy black dress that showed off her enviable figure. For the entirety of our celebrations, Y was the only girl in the room for X. He made sure to sit as close to her as possible, to find ways to touch her arm, to give compliments when he thought nobody was listening (I was, mainly because I’m a nosey cow). When sitting around a circular table, he was turned very much towards her. And there it was: that look. I had to stop myself from getting out my phone and playing the soundtrack to The Notebook while we were eating.
They seemed to be having a really nice time – they were deeply involved in conversation and, while I’m not totally sure what was going through his head, I get the impression that he felt things with Y were perhaps going somewhere. The enormous smile on his face was certainly enough to tell me that he was happy at least…
That is, until one of the girls mentioned that X was the only male sitting at the table with a large group of women (the others had left due to family commitments), and made a joke that he could find himself in a lucky situation at the end of the night with so many lovely ladies to choose from (and before anyone starts ranting here, chill out, this was a joke between friends). X glanced at Y, who then said very loudly:
“You can definitely count me out of that one I’m afraid!”, and then she proceeded to crack up with laughter.
Now, this may not sound like much, but after witnessing this connection build over a number of hours, it really kicked him in the nuts. The best way I can describe his reaction is that it is like the scene with Ralph Wiggum and Lisa Simpson, where Lisa tells Ralph that she doesn’t like him and the very moment where his heart breaks is pointed out later on the television. The poor lad was shot down, and as I watched him carry on as though nothing had happened my own heart broke for him a little…
Poor dude. I’m off to go and drink some water and prepare myself for the inevitable hangover tomorrow.
Ah Suzie, what a brilliant post! You got me thinking if the comment to the crowd was to throw everyone else off the trail! Hhhhhmmmmm, I wonder! Cher xo
I know she’s in a relationship so probably not, but I hadn’t thought of that? Perhaps the whole ‘doth protest too much’ sort of thing?
Precisely, AND especially since she’s in a relationship! You saw the looks and believe me, I am positive you are spot on!! Keep us updated, Suzie dear!! Please! 😉
Haha! The looks were coming from him, she was just talking and smiling, but I’ll do my best!
Oh that look…. Can see it in all the films but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it properly up close and personal. Def not sure if it’s been swept my way before… Can’t exactly step outside myself to check!!! Great post, gutting for X though…. 😳
I know I felt really sorry for him! Thanks Donna!
Right, I got so carried away with your post I forgot it was the way HE was looking at her! *LOL* P.S. Still like to know what happens if anything! *I’m such a sap for romance!*
Ooh me too! Thanks Cher!
Thank you, Suzie!! *The Sap Sisters* *LOL*
Balls. Kicketh. In the…?
Yes. A whopping big wack to the sack
Oh Lord, I feel so bad for this fella. Been there, done that. I hope you avoid the bad headache. ❤️
Thanks John! The Bloke has been through similar things too… Rejection is never easy!
Oh! Poor guy.. That look and those feeling. ❤️
Ohhhhhhh shiiiiiiiiit that hurts. Like fork to the balls hurts. Poor chap. 😢
I know, bless him! I felt really sorry for him!
Oh bless him. I’m a sucker for a romance film but I’d have been weeping into my napkin at that! I’ve also got a sudden urge to watch The Simpsons! Great post, Suzie. Hope the hangover wasn’t too bad 😜
Haha! Thanks Shelley! I was surprisingly good today!
I hope it’s a headache free day today.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Thanks Dave! I’m surprised by the lack of hangover to be fair!
Poor guy! I’m sure your friend was enjoying the attention
And not oblivious to his looks of admiration. (Dang post button is too close to my phones keyboard!!)
Hahah! That happens to me too!
She seemed to be quite happy when she was talking to him!
Made me laugh. Poor X….
I know, bless him…
Oh the poor guy! To be friend zoned so publicly – yes, the Lisa/Ralph thing is the perfect illustration to accompany that story. So this is what ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ was about!
Yeah, I couldn’t hear the radio show because I was still out at the time, so I sent in a request in X’s honour!
Well it was very appropriate, by the sound of it 🙂
Reading your title I kind of knew the outcome but I was still rooting for X (being a sucker for romance). At the end, I couldn’t help but feel bad for the guy. Tough rejection!
Yeah, I really felt for him. He kept his cool, but I’m intrigued to know whether Y knows or not?
If you could notice the stare, flirting, hope in his eyes, then shattered hope and so on – I would be very surprised if she was blind to it all.
Yeah I think I agree with you there…
I sense there is more to their story. And if there isn’t fer realsies, I sense some prize fiction in the making!
I’ve only met them once but I’m really interested to see how it turns out!
ouch, that must of stung, poor guy, although I did chuckle
I felt a little bit sorry for him, poor guy
Ahh, as a man that’s found himself in every friendzone situation under the sun in the past I can relate to this. Women know. If you noticed then I’m sure she has. Perhaps she just doesn’t want to hurt his feelings? Women are nice like that. Or he’s her second choice. Either way I feel really bad for him because it’s quite a toxic situation.
When you’re wanting over someone you spend too much pining and not enough meeting new people. You never know who might slip through the net! His mates need to take him out on a weekend or something 🙂
I love watching people – must have been SO interesting watching that all unfold in front of you 🙂
I literally had the Love Actually soundtrack in my head as they were talking…
Wonderful post! Loved reading it and laughing… poor guy… I love your blog, You are my blogging hero! DAF
Thanks as always my lovely!
Yeah totally friendzoned and —-blocked ….Guys usually don’t get a feeling the girl is interested unless she really is and if she made the remark …two thoughts came to mind she either is a real teaser ….and broke his heart or she said that for appears but they went somewhere in private /exchanged numbers and kept in touch with plans to followup later…so what are you waiting for ???Find out the rest of the story…LOL
I will certainly try – I need to find a way of asking our mutual friend without sounding like a gossip… She says after writing a blog post about it haha!
I guess one was getting a message the other wasn’t sending. Uh oh – very unfortunate. Still, you told a great story, Suzie.
Thanks my lovely – it was certainly interesting to watch!
Thank you Suzie81speals very great blog again. You have many great stories to write about each month
Thanks my lovely!