Have you ever broken up with someone you had been seeing and have it end up in some shitty manner? This has happened to me several times, so I'll start. In about 1992, I was seeing this girl who lived in Canarsie in Brooklyn. We went out a few times, movies, et al, and we had fun. We made a date for a Saturday night, I was supposed to pick her up at 7 pm. She calls me about six and tells me she has to babysit her sister's kid because her brother in law had some kind of emergency. She told me to come to the sister's house anyway and we'd go out when her sister came home. So I went. We were there for three hours with no end in sight and I was getting the feeling that I'd been conned. I asked her if she really wanted to go out that night, as it was starting to get late. She didn't answer that question but told me that she "wanted to talk" to me (girlspeak for "get lost") anyway and that she was thinking about how great her friend would be for me. I called her a fucking bitch for wasting my time like that and stomped out. Another story: I started going out with this girl in mid 1993. We had some really good times together and I started thinking engagement (I was 28 and really wanted to get married and start a family). We make a date for Saturday night at 8. I call her at 7 to confirm, and some older woman answers the phone at her house. Turns out it was her aunt - her father had just died after a long bout with cancer and that her whole family was at her house. She had never told me he was sick at all. She came to the phone and I asked her why she hadn't told me her father was so ill - she answered that she didn't want to "bother me" with that and that it was a "family thing". She then told me that she "wanted to talk" because she had fallen for some guy who had attractive eyes. I had no idea about any if this but that was that. That girl never married and she's now 49 years old. You?