Number #32 - Getting stood up;
Having someone stand you up is an exception to the rule that things that don't kill you make you stronger. The self-doubt and feeling of being unwanted (not to mention the anger) just seem to accumulate with every instance.
Whether you're standing alone in a bar, or sitting on the couch waiting for the phone call that you tell yourself will come any minute now, this is an intensely humiliating experience.
It's interesting that in an age when a telephone is never more than an arms-length away, people are less inclined than ever to let someone know that they are cancelling their plans.
I'm a very positive person, but I don't know if my optimism can take much more of this.
What is the price of having your night wasted, your ego shredded and your faith in womankind destroyed? I've crunched the numbers, and it comes out to 12 beers and a lap dance.
The Big Bad Bastard.