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Dating: Rejection and big egos

Have you ever been out somewhere, minding your own business, and you get approached – when you really don’t want to be? Things can get kind of awkward but it only gets worse when someone’s massive ego gets bruised and they can’t handle it.

In the last few days, I have heard disturbing stories of people completely losing their cool when they get turned down. It’s like they go from sweet talk to rage speak in sixty seconds! Whatever happened to bowing out gracefully or going away quietly?

Of course, letting someone down should be done in a gentle manner, but why do you think some people don’t just move on? What do you do if things escalate?

What is the best way to say you are not interested in someone?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

390 comments Add your comment

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
2:56 pm

WillieD – And why the double negative for me. I’m hurt by that…lol

Comon Cents

September 11th, 2012
2:56 pm

disco~ Cause she was one of those smile in your face, talk about you behind your back chicks. She was a peripherial of our group and who would have ever thought she would chat random dude up on the phone?!? That is crazy to me to this day! We are no longer acquainted (Thank Gawd), but I often wonder if she ended up married to ol boy. That would be some funny isht.

Comon Cents

September 11th, 2012
2:57 pm

C~ Why can’t I count lying by omission?

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
2:57 pm

CC – Cause

disco

September 11th, 2012
2:58 pm

CC – I’ve actually heard/read about several instances where folks hooked up/married by answering the wrong number or receiving a mistaken email. go figure.

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
2:58 pm

Commission and omission right? Ain’t ommission the stuff that’s not intentional?

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

September 11th, 2012
2:58 pm

Leggs did I do that?

SlimUno

September 11th, 2012
2:59 pm

The Wussification of Society according to Bert Weiss

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:00 pm

Disco, I once had a fwb situation from a wrong number :-)

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:00 pm

Comon ~ speaking of thriving on drama, back to my sister. I spoke to her last week extending an invite to her and my niece to come visit one weekend now that she’s in north cackalacky. She told me my niece won’t be coming because she doesn’t like me! :shock: She said I asked her daughter for lunch money 20+ years ago when she first visited me. :shock: I cussed her out for bringing up something that probably never happened and then cussed her out for waiting 20+ years to tell me about it. Then, I hung up on her…

My sister LOVES LOVES drama, but most psychopaths do…

Poppa Grande

September 11th, 2012
3:02 pm

I’ve been to Hawaii several times but never order Hawaiian Steak. I have had plenty of roasted pig though. I’ve had seafood, too. I just think since it is an island seafood has to be fresh. :grin:

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:03 pm

20 years ago, hasn’t the statue of limitations ran out on that? (LOL) I guess that how you say it before the grammar police get me (LOL)

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:03 pm

Yes, the Wussification of Society.

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:03 pm

Wussification…I like that word…lol I often hear Bert and nem using it for the crackpots calling the show with crackpot stories…lol

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:05 pm

PG I had some supposedly roasted pig at a luau, damn it was good :-)

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

September 11th, 2012
3:05 pm

20 years ago think she would have forgotten by now.

Have a good night y’all will chat it up tomorrow.

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:05 pm

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:06 pm

Exactly BF, if it’s true, who holds onto something like that. It’s lunch money. Hell, 20 years ago I may have asked for $3.00

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:07 pm

LIMITATIONS….you got it Single…lol

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:08 pm

how old was your niece then?

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:08 pm

PG/Single – Pig at a luau (sp), is that the entire thingy? Head, guts and all?

Poppa Grande

September 11th, 2012
3:08 pm

My roasted pig there has always been awesome.

My grandpa did the same thing in roasting a pig in the ground, but it didn’t quite taste like the hawaiian version. His was good, too.

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:09 pm

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:09 pm

wow we got 2 cops on the case (LOL)

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:09 pm

I like the word too. How many little boys have we’ve called a “wuss?”

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:10 pm

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:10 pm

I think so C, I just seen him come out the ground, wasn’t there when he went in.

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:11 pm

I don’t know about many boys but there should be a printing company with a pretty large order…lol

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:11 pm

Leggs 34 now, call and invite her

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:12 pm

Single – Okay so when the pig is cut open, whats there? Roasted guts?

For MOST of those chicks calling the Bert show, they need a name for them. Or does wussification apply there as well. Is it a unisex term?

Poppa Grande

September 11th, 2012
3:12 pm

In my Luau, the head was on it. I am not sure about the innerds, though. They may clean them out first. I didn’t witness that part of the prep.

In my “in the country experiences, Ga version”, My grandma and aunts used to take out the kidneys, chitterlings (chitlins’), and other organs before my grandpa would put the pig in the ground amd roast it. The head was left on then, too. I was extremely close to this prep and saw (and smelled) it first hand.

disco

September 11th, 2012
3:12 pm

leggs – your sister brought up 20 year old lunch money? that’s funny. still there’s something to be said for bringing up old stuff. I can’t front like I’ve never done it. I still talk smack about my brother “borrowing” money (without asking – sounds like stealing doesn’t it) from me back in high school, buying what he needed and putting the change back. I was hot. my mother had the nerve to side with him talking about I should be happy he brought the change back. please.

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:14 pm

Statute is correct.

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:15 pm

Single ~ I know my sister well, I called and did just that. She said she would let me know but she’s very busy with parenting, her husband and her job as a correctional officer. We shall see…

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:16 pm

I don’t care about no grammar….lol

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:16 pm

Disco, why am I not surprised (LOL)

Single and Happier "Life Happens!"

September 11th, 2012
3:17 pm

well leggs, you’ve done all you can do.

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:17 pm

Wussification is not a unisex term…only reserved for males (lololol).

Comon Cents

September 11th, 2012
3:17 pm

C~ Lying by omission meaning that you say someting but leave out a pertinent fact. So, yeah, I count that too. :lol:

Leggs~ :shock: Did you tell your sister to go to Hell in such a way that she looked forward to the trip? I surely would have…

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:18 pm

Note, I didn’t say “men:

Comon Cents

September 11th, 2012
3:18 pm

And she a correctional officer?! Did you tell her she needs to “correct” her attitude before she steps to you?

Celisea

September 11th, 2012
3:20 pm

Wussification does sound like it applies to men only. Wuss, wussy, wussyone…lol

Comon Cents

September 11th, 2012
3:20 pm

disco~ You can bring up old stuff if the statute of limitations has not expired. I would imagine that you didn’t wait 20 years to bring up the stealing borrowing of money by your brother for the first time. IJS…

disco

September 11th, 2012
3:20 pm

I may grant a pass on lying by omission. hey, a person has to be specific. you want to know something in particular you might want to make sure you ask me that particular question. I’m not just volunteering information. no sirree bob.

S/H – one day I’ll surprise you.

SlimUno

September 11th, 2012
3:21 pm

So what is the proper term for females, Leggs?

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:21 pm

Comon ~ My sister knows me well, I don’t mince words when it comes to someone saying something utterly stupid to me. She was probably more bothered with me hanging up. Naw, she’s back in the church so the cussing bothered her.

disco

September 11th, 2012
3:23 pm

CC – statute of limitations may apply in court. it doesn’t apply when I’m just talking trash and running off at the mouth. it doesn’t count when we are reminiscing about my aunt busting my cousin in the head with a flower pot and making her clean the dirt up off the floor after. sure, my aunt can likely no longer be charged with assault by houseplant but we sure as heck can still have some good laughs bringing it up from time to time.

Bluzgirl

September 11th, 2012
3:24 pm

Last year, my ex played at a BBQ restaurant in Atlanta and they had a goat roast…I about puked when they brought out the whole goat and put it on the table. I had promised that I would try some of the meat, so I had my ex get me some so I didn’t have to look at it. I took a bite and it wasn’t so great…

Leggs

September 11th, 2012
3:26 pm

It’s my sister who needs to correct her “tude.” Nothing new, I don’t think we’ve ever cared for one another. Well, I can only speak for myself.

The word for females, let’s see:

TRIFLING HEFFA

Comon Cents

September 11th, 2012
3:26 pm

Slim~ Beyotch is the proper term for ladies, I believe. :lol: