So you got rejected by a woman and then she decided to marry another guy. You could have done the honorable thing and just kept silent about it and minded your own business. Instead, you reacted with this!
You spend so much writing praising her for her great qualities, but you never once state exactly why you broke up, perhaps because it was indeed your fault and you don’t want to admit it. That’s dishonesty.
Fortunately, others saw your crap and responded to it appropriately:
If I were that bride and saw what Cohen wrote, I’d be furious! And I’d never speak to the damned @$$hole again, except if I had to slap him with a restraining order and was testifying about the need for it in a court of law. Such creepiness should never be encouraged, yet some people were praising the idiot for his writing!
Comments on Cohen’s piece:
3:36 AM Jul 25, 2010
WOW! Hard to read as I felt your broken heart, yet beautifully written. I think every person wishes they could express themselves as you have in this amazing tribute to a special woman. I hope she reads it and keeps it and reads it again as she ages so she can recall how you loved her. Most of us wish for that kind of admiration and love. I hope that something happy and unexpected is in your future again.
6:24 PM Jul 24, 2010
How Beautiful – and loving, generous, gracious of you to wish this lady a happy life on the day of her marriage to someone else. May you be blessed with the same kind of love – and next time, grab it, don’t let go.
5:47 PM Jul 24, 2010
Having just come through a terrible divorce, I cannot imagine being loved in such a beautiful way. You are an amazing man with a deep capacity for love. A rare gem! I wish you love in your future.
5:02 PM Jul 24, 2010
God bless you ! You made me cry….and thats a good thing. Remember you will find love again. I for one will always belive in LOVE !
2:16 PM Jul 24, 2010
Beautiful ! I think she lost a gem too… but happy for her that she found another.
1:06 PM Jul 24, 2010
I really enjoyed reading this, and think more people could learn from your example!
A comment on the piece by Lizzie Skurnick:
3:29 PM Jul 27, 2010
Who made YOU the authority on what to say to an ex-girlfriend on her wedding day? Andrew’s heart was in the right place and I say more power to him.
Fortunately, someone commenting on piece by Amanda Hess had a great suggestion:
I would like to humbly submit, WTF is up with the commenters on the column itself? Almost all female-named and filled with solicitous “aww, how sweet!” remarks. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!?!?!
Okay, I’ma go all paranoid now… the comments I refer too, the only ones until a few people from the real world chose to weigh in with actual opinions, all seem eerily… similar.
Lots of “!”
Two separate usage of the word “gem” in two separate comments from two separate “people”
use of “…”, again twice in different comments
Internet hive mind? Or is someone just pathetic *enough* to comment on how “beautifully written” their own wank-tastic article is? Things to ponder…
Oh, I’m dying of laughter!