I hate to break a heart but I’m never one to string people on. Not that I’m so altruistic, mind you. I’m just as selfish as the next person, maybe even a little more. Just that unwanted attention annoys the hell out of me. Rather self-contradicting, isn’t it, knowing the attention seeker that I am.
So the truth came out — it had to, sooner or later — in the nicest way I could manage in such situation. Reminds me of a line from an old song, “you gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right measure.” Just that one line. The rest of the song doesn’t apply.
And one day it will be just a faint, distant memory. As they all will. Of that, I’m sure.