Saturday, 17 March 2012

How Ponies may have Saved my Relationship

Back in this post I alluded to how Theresa was avoiding me. I attributed it to the stress that Pharmacy school causes and maybe she just didn't have time to talk to me. But then I see that she's talking with other people online on Facebook and what not. And I get thinking, lately, all we've talked about is school and stress and that's pretty negative. Maybe she's tired of talking about such depressing stuff with me.

Or maybe she's thinking of breaking up with me.

Uh oh.

I know some of you are thinking "Damian, you silly derp. That's quite the jump you're making. Why would you assume something like that?".

Well you see, Theresa is known for her cold shoulder. She can ignore someone for months on end and have no problems with it. That's actually how she broke up with her last boyfriend. She just stopped talking with him, avoided him for a couple months and they just drifted apart.

I couldn't let the same happen to me. There had to be a way to get her to talk to me again but also make it a positive occasion.

But how...


Hmmm...

And then I notice something on Reddit. Something from the My Little Pony subreddit.

My Little Pony toys were being offered at McDonald's.

Theresa loves My Little Pony. Theresa loves Happy Meals.

I was going to go get her Happy Meals with My Little Pony toys and everything will be better.

I am a genius.

Unless it's Pinkie Pie. Good lord does she hate Pinkie Pie.

So I run out one afternoon and make my purchase at the nearest McDonald's and somehow manage to get a few words out of Theresa. Enough to convince her to meet up with me after class so I can give her this stuff.

And you know what? It worked.

It was nice to see her smile and laugh again. Seriously, she's been miserable for the last two weeks due to all the exams, presentations and seminars that Pharmacy has been throwing at her. Though I think she was more amused that a grown man walked into McDonald's to buy Happy Meals for the My Little Pony toys.

And then we sat down and watched her favorite pony be mean to her least favorite one.

She's still teasing me about buying the Happy Meals but whatever, she's talking to me again. And you know what, maybe I did overreact a bit, I'm probably too paranoid for my own good.

But better safe than sorry. Lack of communication is a killer to any relationship.

70 comments:

  1. to hell with being paranoid, right?

    it was really cute of you to remember the things she like.

    nice move.

    next time, don't think too much. aye? ^_^

    and I so agree with you that lack of communication really kills any type of relationships.

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  2. Hahah very nice. I get paranoid too, so no judgement from me!

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  3. I smile right now. I'm glad you did that, you did good for her and yourself.

    But yeah, grown ass man buying a happy meal. Not because the meal is smaller or anything, specifically because of the toy.

    Kudos, McDonalds.

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  4. that's sweet and disturbing at the same time

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  5. So happy to read this! Great news that things are working out... :-)

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  6. That is a terrifying revelation, but what works, works

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  7. Good for you buddy, I wouldn't want to be caught dead with those things. My little brother, although 11 years old watches the show, calls himself a "brony" and has bought a Rainbow Dash. Oh and he managed to make his other friends watch the show too.

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  8. Haha, that's awesome. Also funny story, my girlfriend got me a Fluttershy toy for my birthday. Heheh... ><

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  9. I'm glad it went so well. I has a sad that my McDonalds are not in fact doing the pony toys. Just keep being there for her now, and occasionally buy a happy meal.

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  10. Haha, I'm so glad to hear this worked out with you and Theresa buddy, finally these ponies have a use! You might have been a tad over paranoid but it's better in a relationship to be like that than to not be if that makes sense so good on you buddy!

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  11. Your final paragraph up there is the truest thing anyone has ever said. Brings me waaay back ;)

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  12. Aww. That's a nice thing. You really made her day, I bet that you must have felt awesome when she finally smiled :).

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  13. Haha this is so awesome, I'd never think about something like this.

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  14. Ponies make everything ok :)

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  15. Awwwww. That's so sweet! Very good idea :)

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  16. That's all it takes is the initative. Screw sitting around and waiting, correct choice of action indeed. And a grown man buying happy meals for my little pony toys isn't that bad, maybe just a little..lol

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  17. Love this story. Very cute idea. I overthink when I don't hear from my boyfriend too, so you are definitely not alone in that arena.

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  18. You can also buy the toys separate, you know?

    But aww, that's so cute. She sure has a good boyfriend in you, and I'm pretty sure she knows that.

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  19. Nice move! I might have to try this myself :)

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  20. Last line are words to live by.

    On the other hand, would like to comment that there isn't anything wrong with a grown man buying the happy meal. Their toys are still awesome.

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  21. You're lucky. Some ladies wouldn't settle for a Happy Meal...

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  22. You did the right thing...what an awesome story!

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  23. ah, yes, Theresa is the type which needs the show of emotions through little things. Keep that in mind and all will be fine.

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  24. I'm glad things worked out! That was a very sweet gesture you did as well. My Little Pony? LOL That is funny to think of a man going into McDonalds for that!

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  25. Nice job man, kudos to you!

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  26. It's normal to have ups and downs, and stressful times can make us all paranoid :) Glad things are better now!

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  27. Stress makes us all a little paranoid. So glad things are better!

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  28. Good move! I know us women are hard to read, but I'm glad you didn't give up on your relationship. Sending you a high five, my friend~

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  29. That's pretty cute and I bet it made her day and meant a lot to her :>

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  30. My little pony is cute and handy at any age. I hope that all is well with you :)

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  31. nice post
    yes communication is the key

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  32. I like your writing style; down-to-earth but interesting to read! I'll keep on reading your stories :)

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  33. Mad props to you man! The cold shoulder can be deadly if not swiftly dealt with!

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  34. Awww that is really sweet!

    (Actually "Alice in Wonderland" has moved to http://ladyofmuse.blogspot.com/ if you have read the next post.)

    Totally with you on lack of communication is a killer. :)

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  35. cool idea...it's the kind of story she'll be telling for years to come

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  36. You are a genius! I'm glad to see something go your way for a change. I'll actually try this once I get enough for a happy meal and a female actually deserving of such a cool gift.

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  37. It's the simple things that work, always. Glad that a happy meal could cheer her up!

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  38. You are very thoughtful! Pharmacy school is tough my brother is a first year student and says there's a lot of exams and memorization!

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  39. Well nobody could see that coming, so good job!

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  40. Great move...as long as you didn't keep any.

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  41. that is sweet, Damien.
    and it's great that things are good again.

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  42. Aw, that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!

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  43. You're more man than me to buy a happy meal with ponies in it.

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  44. way to go. Girls need crazy ish like this from time to time.

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  45. If I bought the last chick I dated a My Little Pony, she probably would have fed the both of us to her Rottweiler.

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  46. You are wise for young so young Grasshopper. I'm happy the two of you are speaking again.:)

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  47. Glad to hear MLP worked. If it didnt I would spam her mailbox with My Little Kony. Available at many fine retailers,... nation wide?

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  48. Glad that worked for ya. It's cool when you're able to do something to really make someone happy.

    Jay

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  49. im always paranoid with relationships, one of the resons i cant sustain one, and never trust anyone

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  50. It sure is. Have to keep talking. Ponies do it every time. :)

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  51. What a sweet thing to do. I've gone to McDonalds just to buy the toy but it was for my son. I think it's a little bit different situation. Glad things worked out though.

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  52. Then give her time. Maybe something good will come. :)

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  53. I agree! Communication is the key to a healthy relationship.

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  54. Lack of communication is indeed a killer to any relationship especially on long distance ones, Good god been there done that.

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  55. Hello! I have problem with my English...I did not understand evrything very well! All these are very interesting!

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  56. That's the freaking sweetest thing ever.

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  57. Phew! You had me worried there for a moment. Glad to hear that your pony plan worked!

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  58. DWei, Prince of Eternal Youth who doesn't know NORA EPHRON, only the most successful screenwriter in film history, I find the number one relationship killer a lack of common interests.

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  59. Pony is good for everything xD

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