Young and Stupid

Photo by Denis Cherkashin

At one point in our lives we've all done something extremely stupid and embarrassing, so embarrassing to the extent where we still cringe till this day whenever we think about it. Well I'm no different from you all as today, a random thought just made me remember that one time in high-school where I did something I never thought I would do.

Back in high-school, I had this friend of mine who had this huge crush on a girl who was in another class. At the time, I had no idea how far this crush of his had gone and I felt it was just a one sided something (I had thought he hadn't approached her yet) so I somehow got the phone number of the lady and started to chat her up.

Now the plan had been to help my friend win her over without him knowing it but ladies and gentlemen, something unexpected happened instead, I fell in love with her. I had texted her on a Friday evening and before it was Saturday evening, I was already professing my love to her, sending her love messages that I got online and stuff.

I had no idea what had gotten over me because this wasn't me. I was the guy who always got the girls without really doing or saying much to them but for some weird reasons, I was going all out for this one.

It got to Sunday and my love text was still very much consistent. If I had placed that same energy on something productive that weekend, I probably would have done a really really fantastic job. The funny thing about this whole thing was that the text was one-sided. The lady wasn't really responding to them probably because she was surprised that I was sending her those texts (and this was because prior to that time, I had shown absolutely no interest in her).

Anyways, it got to Monday and it was time for school. I got dressed, carried my backpack and headed for school. Everything was going great until it got to break time and that was when my friend approached me. From the looks on his face, it was obvious the lady had snitched on me and told him everything and he was finding it a bit hard to believe, so he asked me if it was true.

There was no way I was going to lie because she had a load ton of evidence so I had said "Yes it was true but I had initially texted her to help you". Of course he didn't believe me because the next question he asked me made me mute, he asked "Did I ask you to help me?"

Luckily for me, they both weren't the loud type who told people everything so no one found out about the whole thing but that still didn't change the fact that I messed up and everytime I remember that event, I still feel embarrassed, even if it's for a second.