Thursday, February 19, 2009
Mistake #28 You served a mission? Well, did you bring any souvenirs back from that extended vacation?
[You incessantly want this post back up, so here you go!]
So you're getting to know the little Jack Johnson wannabe on a recent camping trip. You two start singing "Mudfootball" by the fire, not realizing everyone else knows that song has been played out since 2003, but you're feeling a vibe from this guy. Later after roasting marshmallows and Starbursts you get down to the "Serious Questions":
1) Where are you really from?
2) Are you gainfully employed during this economic crisis?
3) Did you vote for Prop 8? and
4) Where did you a serve your mission?
This is when you should have said "Oh that's so cool, I want to go there someday!" (and ask him to say some crap in a language you don't even understand) However, you just had to go and say, "Oh that's so cool, I served a mission too!" Wrong answer. Well that's NOT cool Sister, because you just instantly had little J.J. associate you with every shoddy Sis in his mission. All he knows is that, if you're semi-attractive, you served half your mission as a tour guide at the ever-so-posh Temple Square and the other half as a brownie baking fiend in Granite Bay, California, while he was busting his butt getting slammed by snowstorms and gruff foreigners in Vladivostok, Russia. Or he might have flashbacks of that one cute Sister, who could actually look decent in those unflattering J.Jill & Judy dresses, accidentally brushing up against him thereby reminding the poor sucker he has 21 months left before he can date again (dang it memories!) Honestly, most guys prefer a non-RM girl, because we all made pacts in the field that we would never ever have to bring one of those back to the reunion. A fate such as that just meant we either didn't do enough contacting in the rain, or we just couldn't hold on to the rod. Also in the back of our mind the question remains, "Really, you didn't have anything else going on in your life?" So just make it easy on yourself and say you did a study-abroad or save that "I served a mission too" line as a quick Get Out of a Relationship Free card