July 22nd, 2003

Wedding day

Anybody know a good way to let someone down?

Does anybody have a good method of gently telling someone you're not interested in them? For someone who's constantly complaining about not getting any, I sure have a lot of people with whom I need to have this talk.
Here's a hint for those (all none of you who are reading this) who are constantly hanging on my shoulder, giving me "sad puppy eyes," and waiting for me to drop my pressing affairs and devote myself hopelessly to you:

Do yourself a favor and go rent the movie Sleeper.

See that guy in the movie? Miles Monroe? The guy played by Woody Allen? That's me. Well, he's quite a bit wittier than I am, but otherwise I'm like that pretty much all of the time, whether I'm in a relationship or not. When I'm not in a relationship I complain about being single because I'm ugly, creepy and pathetic. When I am in a relationship, I complain about my own inadequacy. I'm sure Dr. Freud would have something to say about all this, but as far as I'm concerned, it's just how my sense of humor works. Anyway, uh, anybody have any good (read: civil) ideas as to how to get certain people off my back?

Oh, and everybody else should go rent Sleeper, too. In fact, screw renting. Buy the damn thing. Trust me.