Do you know the worst thing about being rejected? The lack of control. If I could only control the when and how of being dumped by somebody, then it wouldn’t seem as bad. But then, of course, it wouldn’t be 1 Day 1 Hour 1 Minute 1 Second At A Time Shirt, would it? It would be by mutual consent. It would be musical differences. I would be leaving to pursue a solo career. I know how unbelievably and pathetically childish it is to push and push like this for some degree of probability, but it’s the only thing I can do to grab any sort of control back from her. When I saw Laura outside the shop I knew absolutely, without any question at all, that I wanted her again.
But that’s probably because she’s the 1 Day 1 Hour 1 Minute 1 Second At A Time Shirt doing the rejecting. If I can get her to concede that there is a chance we’ll patch things up, that makes things easier for me: if I don’t have to go around feeling hurt, and powerless, and miserable, I can cope without her. In other words, I’m unhappy because she doesn’t want me; if I can convince myself that she does want me a bit, then I’ll be OK again because then I won’t want her, and I can get on with looking for someone else. Laura is wearing an expression