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« on: July 21, 2012, 08:50:32 AM »

Ah, texting. Nothing better than a vague text that can be viewed through different prisms.

A girl that I'm attracted to had long, beautiful hair until yesterday. Abruptly, she decided to cut it down to shoulder length, which dramatically changed her look. Needless to say, some of the guys at work let her have it with both barrels. One particular guy (Mike) was especially sarcastic, and I thought her feelings were slightly hurt. Now, Mike and I are not friends, but we do talk on a regular basis. She and I text several times a week, and I sent her a message saying she shouldn't be concerned about what he said. The exact text was:

"Don't listen to Mike about your appearance. His taste is impaired."

She responded by saying:

"Of all the people who speak to me, I care least of all about what Michael has to say. You on the other hand....."


And that was her entire text.


Would you take that message as:

A) She doesn't care about what Michael thinks, but she DOES care about my opinion.

or

B)  She doesn't care about what Michael thinks, but she believes that I DO care what he says.  (as in "on the other hand I believe you care too much about what Mike thinks")


I would simply ask her to clarify this, but she left her phone sitting in her cubicle at work and she is out of town until Tuesday. So now it is a strange and minor curiosity that I can't get out of my head. And Tuesday is a long way off. So how would you translate that text? And BTW, our relationship would best be described "friends at work", but I'm working on changing that.  So, in a small sense this text has some weight. Option A would mean that there may be a spark of interest on her side also. Option B would basically mean she thinks that I spend too much time talking to jerks.  icon_biggrin

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 09:45:32 AM »

seeing that on my Phone i would say A,and have a giddy smile on my face for the rest of the week

but i can see where you are coming from if she thinks you two are Thick as Thieves..but i think A is the most likely still,especially how she kept you hanging there at the end...that's what women do!! icon_biggrin


Just..er...don't do anything about it until some more people agree with me,Okay? paranoid Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 10:18:08 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 21, 2012, 09:45:32 AM

seeing that on my Phone i would say A,and have a giddy smile on my face for the rest of the week

but i can see where you are coming from if she thinks you two are Thick as Thieves..but i think A is the most likely still,especially how she kept you hanging there at the end...that's what women do!! icon_biggrin


Just..er...don't do anything about it until some more people agree with me,Okay? paranoid Tongue


Yeah, my initial reaction was giddiness. But I have this curse. Over-analyzing the sh!t out of everything. Then I suddenly came up with the 2nd translation.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 11:42:27 AM »

A is what I'd go with as well.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 12:28:19 PM »

Quote from: Jiffy on July 21, 2012, 11:42:27 AM

A is what I'd go with as well.

Me too. Of course, I'd still ask her to clarify it when she returns.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 12:31:37 PM »

I'd say A as well.  Also, I would replace Mike's shampoo with hair remover.  He sounds like a complete jackass.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 12:36:18 PM »

It's A. Don't ask her to clarify, just run with it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 01:00:08 PM »

I don't see any ambiguity here... it's A.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 01:08:49 PM »

It's A for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 01:24:50 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 21, 2012, 12:36:18 PM

It's A. Don't ask her to clarify, just run with it.

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2012, 01:35:41 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 21, 2012, 01:24:50 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 21, 2012, 12:36:18 PM

It's A. Don't ask her to clarify, just run with it.

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2012, 03:04:31 PM »

B is only evenpossible through over-analyzing.

Not only is it A, but she's left you a not subtle hint to kick the relationship up a notch.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2012, 03:06:23 PM »

It's A, stop over thinking it.  Go get 'er, Tiger!
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2012, 03:29:09 PM »

A A A A A A A A A
Don't mess this up
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 03:36:30 PM »

Its B and clearly she believes you have an intense man-love for Mike and are simply covering your true emotions.   icon_twisted

In other words dont over-analyse it.   
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2012, 04:58:11 PM »

I concur with everyone else.

A.
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2012, 05:14:22 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2012, 06:08:09 PM »

Here's your reply: "How about we talk about the other things I think over drinks tonight". Very smooth.  icon_wink
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2012, 06:10:23 PM »

A!


no, wait.. B!


no... A!!!!


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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2012, 09:18:29 PM »

So everyone thinks "A"? I really need to stop ruminating over things. Its sunk my battleship more than once......but I guess its easy to fall into that trap when you like someone. Now I need to start grooming myself for her return! 1 push up....2 push ups.....pizza break.....icon_biggrin
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2012, 09:55:35 PM »

It's A, stop over analyzing.
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2012, 11:18:02 PM »

"Something something something pen in company ink"

Make sure it's a good idea before you dive in.
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2012, 11:19:27 PM »

She wants your dick dude. I'm known for being straight to the point. That's not changing here.
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2012, 11:54:32 PM »

No, but you need to change your avatar.  It is still (again?) teh busted.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 03:54:29 PM »

It's A - she's either saying she's interested in a relationship, or she could just be letting you know that she appreciates your supportive text.  Either way, it's brownie points.

Ask her to clarify?  That's crazy - who wants to 'clarify' a comment that's supposed to make someone feel good? 

Just keep the conversation going.
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 04:15:17 PM »

Quote from: jament on July 23, 2012, 03:54:29 PM


Ask her to clarify?  That's crazy - who wants to 'clarify' a comment that's supposed to make someone feel good? 


Yeah, I went back and thought this over, and I would just run with A. No need for clarification.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 05:28:00 PM »

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We're going out on Sunday, so I guess I'll learn more then. I do think there may be an element of cat-and-mouse involved on her side, but I guess I can't fault her for that. As I mentioned in my original post, I'm just trying to determine what the hell is going on based upon her mixed signals.  

Is this the same girl from the other thread? If so, wouldn't the Sunday outing have given you a better idea of her motive?
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »

Go with A and instantly start giving her your opinion on everything, all the time, forever.
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012, 01:08:29 AM »

You could spend the rest of your life trying to decipher words like this.

Or you could just ask her out.


(Editor's note:  Mr. Fed's original draft said "Or you could just ask if she likes anal."  This seems more on-message and appropriate.
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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2012, 01:11:39 AM »

Quote from: Mr. Fed on July 24, 2012, 01:08:29 AM

You could spend the rest of your life trying to decipher words like this.

Or you could just ask her out.


(Editor's note:  Mr. Fed's original draft said "Or you could just ask if she likes anal."  This seems more on-message and appropriate.

always trying to over anal-yze the conversation.... biggrin
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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2012, 01:12:27 AM »

Quote from: Mr. Fed on July 24, 2012, 01:08:29 AM

You could spend the rest of your life trying to decipher words like this.

Or you could just ask her out.


(Editor's note:  Mr. Fed's original draft said "Or you could just ask if she likes anal."  This seems more on-message and appropriate.

He could always just show her his penis. That usually works 1-2% of the time.
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2012, 01:14:49 AM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 24, 2012, 01:12:27 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on July 24, 2012, 01:08:29 AM

You could spend the rest of your life trying to decipher words like this.

Or you could just ask her out.


(Editor's note:  Mr. Fed's original draft said "Or you could just ask if she likes anal."  This seems more on-message and appropriate.

He could always just show her his penis. That usually works 1-2% of the time.

you have better odd with The Naked Man; it works 2 out of 3 times.
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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2012, 08:35:26 AM »

Quote from: raydude on July 23, 2012, 05:28:00 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising
We're going out on Sunday, so I guess I'll learn more then. I do think there may be an element of cat-and-mouse involved on her side, but I guess I can't fault her for that. As I mentioned in my original post, I'm just trying to determine what the hell is going on based upon her mixed signals.  

Is this the same girl from the other thread? If so, wouldn't the Sunday outing have given you a better idea of her motive?

Nah, different girl. But it does seem like EVERY girl I know refuses to give a straight answer. I just had a conversation with one of my female friends yesterday about how woman should just tell a man "no", instead of being nice and unintentionally leading him on. She insisted that woman just felt bad about hurting guys feelings (especially if they see the guy every day) and they always felt the need to let guys down gently.....over time. You know, let things die out longitudinally. I told her this is exactly what guys hate about women. Trying to let a guy down gently often comes across as a mixed signal where the guy thinks he still has a chance.

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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 24, 2012, 01:12:27 AM

He could always just show her his penis. That usually works 1-2% of the time.



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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2012, 04:05:51 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on July 24, 2012, 08:35:26 AM

Nah, different girl. But it does seem like EVERY girl I know refuses to give a straight answer. I just had a conversation with one of my female friends yesterday about how woman should just tell a man "no", instead of being nice and unintentionally leading him on. She insisted that woman just felt bad about hurting guys feelings (especially if they see the guy every day) and they always felt the need to let guys down gently.....over time. You know, let things die out longitudinally. I told her this is exactly what guys hate about women. Trying to let a guy down gently often comes across as a mixed signal where the guy thinks he still has a chance.
They don't want to totally write you off.  You know, in case you have a rich uncle or you win the lottery or something....
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