Yup, I deserved the TL;DR.

Okay, so the dig was specifically about the moaning thing, which you then followed up with 2 comments with and about macho posturing — none of which were supposed to be serious.

Please, tell me that was about as serious as Johnny Bravo. I’m getting a little worried now.

I have no idea what Johhny Bravo is and am probably none the wiser for having looked it up really but suffice to say, I got the point about him being unsuccessful.

Have I been successful?

Well, obviously not — for various reasons (not all my fault but it does take two to tango), all my relationships failed.

But amongst those failures were a five year relationship, a six year relationship and an eight year relationship with four years of mortgage and living together … so, no, I don’t think I’m Johnny Bravo either.

You really are more “the transporter” than “the fast and furious” right?

Probably … although I’m no martial artist [1].

But if I’m reading between the lines correctly there then yes … I’m no splash and dash merchant — I like to take time and make you late for work ; )

<lets out breath in relief> Good.

Confidence is great. Being a little cocky is great. But when it’s overdone, all that will get you is an eyeroll.

As I said … it injects a little humour before the hot beef injection — gets her primed ; )

And … seriously this time … I try not to over-promise and to deliver on what I do promise — I just try to make sure my promise is better than any other you’ll get ; )

I can do that :) I’m going to take my time on this though. I still have off topic bookmarked.

Good … I’ll look forward to it : )

But it’s much too easy to become smug and start bragging. Acting like you’ve found the secret to love. No one needs to see/hear that. I do make an effort not to become that person. The reality is that plain luck has a whole lot to do with it.

True but understandable.

But you have ; )

No.

Equally understandable.

To a certain extent, yes … but we also attract the people we deserve as well as the ones we don’t.

I’m not sure that’s even possible.

Probably not.

Choosing something almost always means rejecting something else.

Jein.

I can always choose both : )

Which brings with it an interesting problem; is it possible to want what you already have?

Entirely …

The moment you don’t want it any more, you’ll let it go.

Most people will end up wanting the other thing.

Maybe … maybe not … but those who do might be well advised to consider what is fertilising the greener grass over the fence.

[1] Apparently I am that good on the dancefloor though — and that’s not macho posturing … I just love dancing and don’t care whether anyone watches or not :D

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.

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