The world, the flesh, and the asshat

They met on Tinder; they had a wonderful time together. And then he sent her this the next day:

Thanks for a wonderful evening last night. I really enjoyed your company and actually adore you. You’re cheeky and funny and just the sort of girl I would love to go out with if only my body and mind would let me. But I fear it won’t.

I’m not going to bull***t you … I f***ing adore you Michelle and I think you’re the prettiest looking girl I’ve ever met. But my mind gets turned on by someone slimmer.

Shallow? It’s not meant to be. It’s the same reaction you get when you read a great author or see an amazing image, or listen to a piece of music you love, it has that instant reaction in you that makes you crave more.

So whilst I am hugely turned on by your mind, your face, your personality (and God … I really, really am), I can’t say the same about your figure. So I can sit there and flirt and have the most incredibly fun evening, but I have this awful feeling that when we got undressed my body would let me down. I don’t want that to happen baby.

Shallow. I mean, we’re talking bas-relief here.

I did appreciate this bit from her return volley:

What truly concerns me, the real reason I’m responding so publicly, is the fact that you have a 13-year-old daughter. A talented illustrator, who collects Manga comics and wants to visit Japan as soon as possible.

I want you to encourage your daughter to love, enjoy, and care for her body. It belongs to her and only her. Praise her intellect, and her creativity. Push her to push herself and to be fearless. Give her the tools to develop a bomb-proof sense of self-esteem so that if (I’ll be kind, I’ll say “if”) the time comes that a small, unhappy man attempts to corrode it, she can respond as I do now.

She shoots, she scores.

Oh, there are pictures at the link. She’s not at all a tub of lard.

7 comments

  1. Francis W. Porretto »

    11 August 2016 · 4:47 am

    I could have endorsed Michelle’s return of serve had she not included this:

    Give her the tools to develop a bomb-proof sense of self-esteem…

    Should anyone’s self-regard be “bomb-proof?” Regardless of what he becomes, or does? That sounds to me like an anesthetized conscience, and I cannot agree to it.

  2. nightfly »

    11 August 2016 · 1:12 pm

    I concur. Self-esteem is crap; the best way to make sure a person can never improve in character or behavior is to make them “believe in yourself.” Knowing one’s worth and dignity is not the same as just “self-esteem.” If she had taken her own advice, would she be trying so hard to lose a little weight?

    Otherwise, yeah, he deserved it. Especially the closing line. Heheheheh.

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  4. McG »

    11 August 2016 · 4:34 pm

    Self-esteem has replaced self-respect because respect has to be earned.

  5. Jim Christian »

    12 August 2016 · 3:00 am

    The fake hair, the obesity, the rolls and flabs hanging off all over. This is NOT an attractive woman in the least. The self-esteem crappola seals it. There is a reason folks wind up on Tinder and the rest. No one wants them.

  6. zigzag »

    12 August 2016 · 3:31 am

    All cats are grey in the dark.

  7. ETat »

    13 August 2016 · 4:14 pm

    Jim is a real Christian, in more ways than one.

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