People are sharing stories of their harshest rejections and it’s far too relatable – 17 of the best
People have been sharing stories of the times they were harshly, and often publicly, rejected and it’s heartbreaking stuff.
Fortunately for all concerned they are also often very funny and (less fortunately) far too relatable.
It began when Eden Dranger asked this.
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
And the replies came flooding in.
My first crush in kindergarten.
I confessed my love and his response was “I can’t like you. You’re fat.”
— Sharron Paul (@Sharronica) November 10, 2019
In 6th grade the girls I normally ate lunch with cornered me one morning and presented me with a petition they’d all signed, demanding that I no longer sit with them.
They read it.
In front of everyone.
— chels, but chilly 🍁❄️ (@_ChelseaChelsea) November 10, 2019
I once went speed dating and I was the only guy who showed up, there were 14 women.
All 14 chose to stay single than go out on a date with me.
— Brendan (@BrezzyHayter) November 10, 2019
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
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
In 7th grade I was invited to a slumber party. The mom came home from work, said “There is no slumber party.” We all got in the van for her to take us home. She took me home first. I found out later she took all the other girls back for the slumber party.
— Gone With the Wendy🦸♀️ (@jamberta2) November 10, 2019
My fiance bought a house without telling me. So, I took that as a subtle hint.
— Pester Clark (@PesterClark) November 10, 2019
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
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