“Your ex-boyfriend doesn’t write back in a long time.”
I need to explain this one. Usually people are not obligated to stay in contact with their ex-boyfriends/girlfriends. It’s normal to drift away. I know this now. But there was one ex-boyfriend who actually stayed in contact after we broke up. However, he was slow with responding. I didn’t realize how much more I’d hate that habit until both the blessings and horror of email arrived. I looked forward to his letters (not emails, this was old school) because, well frankly he was one of the few guys who talked to me without having an ulterior, immature motive (at least back in high school). We were both shy and awkward, but more expressive when we typed or hand wrote our letters. He thought it was nice to delay correspondence, that way we’d have more info to share. That was his theory, at least. I, on the other hand, read more into his lack of response than perhaps I should’ve. We found each other through MySpace later on and I realized he stayed true to his theory. I don’t have the patience for that anymore.
Oh and I swear I was taller than our mailbox. I also wore shoes while checking the mailbox, contrary to the drawing.