“At that moment man, I felt like the smallest person in the world.”

Tell us about a time where you’ve had your heart broken. Get ready. I’ve had it broken quite a bit, so. Um, hmm, the most memorable story I can think of — I was just telling this to my friends today, ironically —  uh, was fourth grade. I think it was fourth or fifth grade. So at this time, I liked a guy, uh, we’re gonna call him X, right? So he was — he didn’t even have that many qualities that I liked. I’m pretty sure I just liked him because he was like the class clown or whatever and I thought that was cool. Or maybe it’s because he was athletic or something. I don’t know. Back in elementary, if you were athletic you got all the girls. There’s, there’s no refuting that honestly,

So basically he was the new kid of that year, or something like that. And he was Asian, he had pretty hair. And that’s all it took apparently. I know it sounds very superficial. But then again, elementary school, it’s the place to be superficial, man. It’s like the last place you can be superficial before your choices actually have consequences. So yeah. I liked him and I liked him for like, what, four months? Five months? For, for a bit of time. And then one day I tell one of my friends, right? And the problem is this is elementary, so we don’t know what we’re doing. That friend goes and tells him. Oof, that was not fun ‘cause I would say “Don’t do it!” They do it. They, they do it. And so I was like, oh so embarrassed. And then next thing I know, dude comes up to my locker and he’s like, “So I heard that you like me.” And I’m like, “Oh dear me. Oh no. No, no, no, no, no.” Like what, what can you do? What, what can you do other than say the truth? Because they’ve already heard the truth. They’re literally just like confirming it one last time. What can you do?

So I’m like, “Yeah, yeah.” And so they just like look at me weird and then go away. And so, you know, I’m still wallowing in humiliation and all that stuff. And then we’re at the — I’m at — I’m getting in line to walk to lunch, right? ‘Cause in elementary you gotta walk in a straight line. I was in the back of the line. He was in front with another dude, like right in front of me. And all the sudden he turns around, looks me dead in the eye while still talking to the dude, and he’s like, “So I heard there’s a little missy who likes me.” And I’m just like, “Oh my gosh, this is the most humiliated I’ve ever been in my entire life.” It’s so, so humiliating because he had basically — not only had he — what’s the word — rejected me. He goes as far as to publicly humiliate me, because — I know this doesn’t sound like something big but at that moment man, I felt like the smallest person in the world.

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