Thursday, February 24, 2011

Buyer's remorse

According to Wikipedia and Gerard Bell of the Journal of Marketing buyer's remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of big-ticket items such as a car or house. It may stem from a sense of not wishing to be wrong, of guilt over extravagance, or of suspecting having been "snowed" by a sales associate.

Is it possible to have buyer's remorse about certain aspects in a personal relationship? Sometimes I wonder about the relationship I am in and feel like I have buyer's remorse. I am happy most of the time but there are those times when I feel like I have woken up from the dream I've been living to a tough reality. When I think about it, it seems like if I end it that I'll feel the withdrawal/saddness of returning something because buyer's remorse set in.

In way you sometimes wish that you never saw whatever it is that you bought so that you wouldn't feel buyer's remorse and if you decide to return that item you don't feel sad afterwards.

Do you know what I mean?

He said: When you left today my heart sank.
She said: Really? Why do you say that?
He said: I don't know. When you said I hurt you I just felt my heart sink. I never want to hurt you, I would rather hurt myself than ever hurt you.
She said: Thank you for being you.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sick....oh I forgot

Yes I'm still dealing with my stomach problems. Have had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, multiple rounds of blood tests and a chest x-ray say the least it was not fun...Not to mention the different rounds of medications that the doctor keeps changing and the ridiculous list of foods not to eat...but the thing is when I see that special person I completely forget for those couple hours that I am sick.

Have you ever just sat and laughed so much that your stomach starts to hurt (not from my illness)? It brings the soul back to life and I think it's exactly what the doctor should prescribe.

He said: I feel like I have to protect you. You are my glass gift that I need to hold tightly and shield from everything.
She said: I wouldn't trust anyone else with it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


How do you tell someone that you really care about that you're disappointed in them? How do you do it without hurting their feelings? How do you tell them that you needed them but couldn't turn to them? How do you tell them that today was the day to be the knight in shining armour you have known them to be?

Do knight in shining armours still exist? Is there a man out there that is capable of being one?

He said: What's wrong? You don't sound yourself.
She said: I'm fine (trying to hold back tears)
He said: No, I've never heard you like this, what's wrong?
She said: Nothing, just having a bad day.
He said: Are you still not feeling well?
She said: A little. Just having one of those days when you want to get away from everything.
He said: Am I part of that everything?
She said: No
He said: I'll call to see how long my flight will be delayed for and see if I can see you before it.

Few minutes later...
He said: My flight is delayed for a couple hours, but I have to go to dinner with a colleague. I promise tomorrow I'll cheer you up.