A friend of mine started posting pictures from a NYE 2000 party I was graciously invited to. This was of course 15 years ago and in 15 years your forget a little bit of who you were, what you were, and start to question the beliefs you hold today.
This is of concern to me as it makes me think...
"Was it really that bad?"
"Did I really play my cards right?"
"Perhaps I screwed up and I've been wrong this entire time?"
In short, I question myself and my actions in the past as any erroneous thought back then would lead to an ill-informed and erroneous philosophy today.
Perhaps I was in the wrong.
Perhaps I didn't play my cards right.
Perhaps I was indeed a loser and just didn't realize it till now.
But then I saw this picture and one thing jumped out at me and consequently jumped my memory.
I remember back when I was young I would buy my dates corsages if I liked them in particular and made it to the 3rd or 4th date. I would also take them out on dates that would warrant a corsage and my usage of a tuxedo. In this particular instance I remember BEING EMBARRASSED because my date had no straps on her dress and we had to pin her corsage to her side. But I still had the consideration to purchase her a corsage.
Now, I ask you this ladies.
When's the last time a guy bought you a corsage for a date?
That's right. NEVER.
So in hindsight, and with the use of this picture, I don't ever want to hear American women again about "where the good men are" or "why can't they find a man," because I have empirical proof they did exist, even if they themselves forgot about it. You shot them down, you fucked them over, you stood them up, so much so the entire CONCEPT of buying a date a corsage was not only abandoned but completely forgotten that it ever took place in a man's life.
So, in summary,
You enjoy that decline ladies. You've earned it.