Rejection is never a great moment or a fond memory, but when people get together and start sharing their worst one, reflecting on your own could at least be a bit cathartic.
And it never hurts to know you’re not alone, right?
That’s why Eden Dranger asked the following on Twitter…
What was your harshest rejection?
I’ll go first. One time, a super charming guy I had a crush on took me out to dinner a few times, invited me to a swanky gala, had me over for Thanksgiving, and then introduced me to his buddy as “a girl I wish was my sister”.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) November 9, 2019
I hope sharing the misery brought some comfort to these 13 people, because their stories are downright cringe-worthy!
13. Yeah, that will never be funny.
Gotta be when a guy I loved ignored my calls while I was puking up blood in the emergency room. It's hilarious now. #noitsnot
— Ali MacLean (@aliontheair) November 9, 2019
12. She might still laugh when she thinks about it…if she ever does.
I asked a girl out once and she laughed for 3 minutes. At least. After 3 minutes I left. It happened in 1977. For all I know, she's still laughing.
— Thomas O Minnema (@ThomasOMinnema) November 10, 2019
11. Information that would have been better to reveal beforehand: 101
My friend had sex with a guy and afterwards he said, “This is so weird for me. I’ve never had a one night stand before!” 🙁
— Grey DeLisle-Griffin (@GreyDeLisle) November 10, 2019
10. That’s never going to fly, dude.
It didn’t result in immediate break up, but he wanted to do a Halloween “couple” costume with another girl, claiming that it didn’t mean anything. They’re married now.
— she’s mighty fine (@repreprepola) November 10, 2019
9. Good luck finding someone who does.
One time a guy broke up with me because I didn’t understand his “secret band.” He also played the guitar with his feet.
— jessica pilot (@JessicaPilot212) November 10, 2019
8. Two words you definitely hadn’t been waiting to hear.
I once flew across the country to spend some time with a guy I had a lot of feelings for and when he picked me up at the airport the first thing he said to me was "hey buddy".
— Ꮍᴀᴇʟ (@elle91) November 11, 2019
7. I guess you know where you stand.
I sat in an ER covered in hives from anaphylaxis to an antibiotic & my boyfriend at the time went shopping for bike clothes (of which he had an excess) instead of coming to see me. I dumped him soon after.
People like this are the reason vows begin “in SICKNESS & in health”.
— Cat Williams (@dizzycatdesign) November 10, 2019
6. The definition of harsh.
Johns Hopkins sent me a rejection letter that read: “We read many talented writers this application cycle. Unfortunately, you were not one of them. We hope you made other plans.”
— Marissa Fugate (@MarissaFugate) November 10, 2019
5. There was some justice, at least.
Dated a girl for 3 years and when her best friend from highschool, Mark, moved back to town, she called me over to her place one night to give me all my stuff back and to let me know she wanted to date Mark. They lasted 3 months because he moved in with her and wouldn't get a job
— Todd Tombstone (@MrTodd1010) November 10, 2019
4. Someone needs to work on their timing.
A guy I was seriously dating called me on my 30th Birthday, while I was at the office working, broke up with me, 20 minutes before I walked into a surprise party, that he knew I was walking into ? #HappyFrigginBrthdaytome
— Irene Kostko (@IreneKostko) November 10, 2019
3. I’m going to say this was her loss.
“Look, you’re a really nice guy and if things we’re different I think we’d be happy. But you’re not rich enough… or, you know, at all.”
Real gut punch, that one. ??♂️
— Steven “The Potato King of Orlando” Pryor (@YeahHeyItsSteve) November 9, 2019
2. Oh my god public humiliation to boot.
I was once playing scattegories with a girl I had a crush on in school. The letter was “K” and the prompt was “something that’s gross” my crush answered “Kyle” and then got more points than me.
— Kyle Newk (@SeamlesslyTango) November 10, 2019
1. Why on earth would you say that out loud?
A super handsome guy that I thought looked like a young Paul Newman took me to sushi. He seemed uncomfortable during dinner and then said “Ever think someone is cute until you get up close and realize they just have a ton of freckles?” I have a ton of freckles.
— ValleyGirl ?? (@dcamrealtor) November 10, 2019
I’m dying from secondhand shame, even though some of these OTHER people should be the ones ashamed of themselves!
Do you have a story like this? I hope not, but if you do, we’re all ears in the comments!