|This is for all the jerks! Source: Natalie Dee|
I'll let you in a little revelation about my favorite usernames in my virtual sites. First is about my Mikimoto Angel pen name. Mikimoto is a famous brand of pearl accessories in America. I first saw that brand in Vogue Magazine. I got mesmerized by that label, and I thought of using it. I just added Angel from my name "Angela". Thus, the formation of Mikimoto Angel.For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Katrina's Thought Bubbles: Jerk Lines Alert
The boys from Boys Night Out of Magic 89.9 talked about the famous jerk lines used by most couples in their show last night, and they even trended it on Twitter Philippines (Here is the link of the thread, if you want to get a dose of all those witty and funny remarks from the Twitter World). I love it, because it became a sort of "public announcement" (as Sam YG says it) to all the victims out there. On that note, I'm listing the top 5 (in no particular order) jerk lines I've encountered so far. Tell me if you've also heard of them before.
"It's not you, it's me."
This is the worst and most battered line of all, and only jerks say this. I can't believe people use this big lie. I know this sounds corny but if you really don't want the person anymore, better say the whole truth even if it hurts. Don't make him/her solve the puzzle alone. Admit the true reason why you don't want to hang in the relationship anymore. That way you save yourself from being tagged as a selfish and manipulative bastard.
"I don't want commitment. I don't want to be attached."
I'm not convinced with people saying this stuff. I mean, what good will they get if they play cold shoulder on love? I think they only say this to hide their mushy emotions and to come off as independent and strong-willed, when they're actually not. I'm sorry, but I'm totally not buying the No-Strings-Attached and Friends-With-Benefits peg you're trying to pull off. I'm sure you can't keep your feelings in check as time passes by.
"Let's have a cool off, but please don't go."
Cooling off is giving each other space in a relationship. It's the period when partners decide to avoid extended contact. It's like an unofficial breakup, so to speak. If you're smart enough, you don't ever fall for this trap. If they need space, set them free right away and grant them the unlimited space they crave for! Don't let yourself be just his/her option. Spending some time apart while having problems won't do any good to a couple.
"I won't make you cry."
Ows? Di nga. I've heard of this a lot of times, and it just makes me laugh. I'm so amused with the power of this line that sort of hypnotizes men in general. Why is it that every man tend to say this all the time? Do they know what this statement even mean? It's impossible not to make a girl cry, because we're born to let out all our hurt feelings through that act. If you want to make us feel better, you can say something practical instead.
"Let's forget about this and start all over again, shall we?"
I really think starting over easily doesn't apply to a certain mistake that almost tore your heart open. There's no way one can forget something that shattered his/her world and being that instant just by hearing that stupid line. Don't be a jerk by assuring your partner something like nothing even happened. You can't just say that, and get the forgiveness you want right away. Winning something back takes time, effort and genuineness.
That's it, folks. Do they sound familiar to you? Have you heard of them or have you ever used them at some point? I guess we don't see our patterns, until they're laid out in front of us. I just aired out a portion of those dirty laundry and after that, I hope we stop being a jerk. How about you, do you have something to share about jerk lines as well? Let me know. I'm stoked to know your thoughts about this subject.