( I in no way own the above image I found it on the internet~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson, lithograph published in The Modern Portrait Gallery, 1890.)
Dear Mr. Tennyson:
I must admit I am quiet astonished by your reply to my last letter, first of all because you are long dead, but secondly because you do not agree that this was an adequate example of loosing love. Is not lacking love the same as loosing it? You say that it is ‘self-love therefore the only one really loosing out was the gymnast’ and on this point I must agree with you. If you feel that the first story was lacking then please afford me the favor by reading my next anecdote and tell me what you think of this ill-used persons plight.
Case the second:
The Story of the Pig (or The of the Programmer):
This relatively short anecdote was relayed to me, by my friend, Jackie when she too was lured into the world of online dating. Jackie is fairly level-headed and a black and white type of person unlike Emily who I previously told you about, but Jackie too was suckered into a potentially, shall we say compromising situation. One evening after a particularly exhausting day of swiping left or right on men’s pictures Jackie finally found one that she thought looked “safe”. He was tall with floppy black hair and big glasses, sweater, scarf and computer equipment. So she swiped right, and the programmer instantly responded with a customary hello. Jackie who was well acquainted with how this app works responded. They exchanged the usually pleasantry’s before he responded with “Let’s talk about what you are looking to get out of this app” “Ok” she replied “ Well I guess I am looking or someone who wants something real that is looking in the same direction as I am. And what about you?” It took the programmer a minute to respond and when he did this was the response she received “I guess I am looking for someone to laugh with, but mostly I am looking for someone to sleep with and if you aren’t any good you can always make it up to me by doing other things for me” #metoo. Jackie was so flabbergasted that she did not respond, but instead she deleted him immediately and blocked him. Thankfully she has more self-worth then to scum to the whims of a pig.
Tell me then Sir what advise would you give to a person seeking love but only has a pig like the programmer to contend with? I continue to await your response.