The man in this post had two brutal rejections to share. The first woman laughed him off, but the second woman almost dated him. They met and exchanged phone numbers. Things seemed to be going well. She even accepted an offer to go on a date. The day before, unfortunately, her grim message arrived.
They would not be going out because, in essence, she hooked up with someone better. That’s gotta hurt.
We all have a specific association coming to mind upon hearing about a drive-by. But this drive-by pierced her through the heart harder than any bullet. After getting to know each other in chats, they planned to meet.
He took one look at her and drove right by. Not only that, but he also ghosted her. This story has a sad ending with a crushing heartbreak.
Instant karma got this meanie. She cruelly shut down a guy who was just saying hello. She’s got her hand in his face, she’s shouting, “No!” at him. Sometimes there is someone there to stand up to the rejection bully. It would have been a beautiful sight to see.
The bartender witnesses Cruella assaulting one of his regulars, and, without missing a beat, he informs her that he can refuse service to anyone, and she needs to get out of his bar.
Words to Walk Away With
After looking at all of these devastating stories of rejection, it’s valuable to see that sharing our setbacks can help us accept and move on. In this tweet, Dr. Davies's words are nothing short of inspirational.
“These rejections do not define you.” It is a powerful message that anyone who has been dealt a harsh rejection can take home with them. We are as worthy then as we are after the rejection happened.
An anonymous negative review is painful enough. But when you read a brutally honest critique of something you worked on for a long time, and it turns out it was written by a close friend, it’s going to hurt.
The good news is that these two are still great friends. And, still better, she was able to edit and publish the work.