IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE JOKES, GET OUT OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Goooooooood morning Provo Valley!!
“So the next time the two see each other, Jared greets her with a few jokes (as is his good humored nature,) and Ansley abruptly informs him that he is just a d*uche..”
This lovely Saturday morning message is brought to you by the good people of the valley who are not finding luck in the dating game. Much like you, this homeboy is finding that finding that eternal companion is not always a walk in the park.
Jared and Ansley met like most young single adults do—> at the single’s ward. You know how it goes. Your eyes meet as you simultaneously look to see where the sacrament trays are in the chapel, and you exchange glances as the speakers all makes the same “when Bishop called to ask me to give this talk, I thought about how I almost made it through my whole BYU career without giving a talk and now I can’t say I made it…” joke. LOL THAT’S SO FUNNY. …..
You know, everyone hates that joke, but also EVERYONE MAKES IT.
So, these two crazy kids get to chit chatting, and Ansley seemed charmed by Jared’s jokes, so she is happy to give him her number. Over the course of the next week or two, they talked a bit. Not too much, because you know, games, but enough for Jared to make some jokes.
One night, the two have a heart to heart. Nothing earth shattering, but just a little deeper conversation than the usual “so, what’s your major and favorite color?” So the next time the two see each other, Jared greets her with a few jokes (as is his good humored nature,) and Ansley abruptly informs him that he is just a d*uche.
Taken slightly aback, he wanted to ask her why she thought that, but wasn’t able to for the constant stream of reasons why he is a huge tool. Namely that he makes jokes, which make him a terrible friend, in contrast with Ansley who had been the “paragon of friendship,”…within the last two weeks.
And why can’t Jared make jokes to Ansley? Well Ansley says: “Like I want to be friends with you, but I feel like you’d just disappoint me…”
She continues “My friends are very important to me, and like I give everything, so when we talked I considered you my friend, so my expectations of you shot way up…and you just haven’t met them.”
Oh okay. Is that all?
However, the aforementioned conversation did not stop Ansley from sending her real friends to pressure Jared into asking her out. Which seems confusing, because dating leads to marriage, and those who are married say that success stems from marrying your best friend. But if you think he’s a bad friend, won’t that make him a bad husband? (He politely declined to take her out.)
So reader, the question is: is there such a thing as too many jokes?
Is there a point in (any) relationship where you need to get more serious?
SIDE NOTE: This does not include the DTR/conversations of that nature
What’s interesting about this story is that Jared is widely referred to, by his peers, as a kindhearted, compassionate gentleman. The kind of guy that always opens doors for girls, is responsible and understanding, always looking out for others. As far as Jared can remember, no one has ever called him a douche. At least to his face.
Which has to make you wonder if it’s just inevitable….
“You either die a comedian, or you live long enough to see yourself become the douche”-Batman (the uncut version. *This is unconfirmed)
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