I need to admit something. I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift a lot lately… and it’s not just because I’m coaching a middle school girls’ lacrosse team. I wish I could say that were the case (and it is) but also… Taylor Swift can write a pretty darn good song.
So her music speaks to me. Deal with it.
By this point, I’m sure you’ve heard her impeccably written ballad, “We are never getting back together”… and I wonder. Does it make you think of someone in your life? It definitely makes me think of certain phone conversation had outside of building “G” at Furman University where a certain young female (me) told a certain older male (the guy in # 8 of this post) to never ever ever call her again. Gah. Where was T. Swift then?
Oh yeah. She was in elementary school.
Anyway, that’s off topic. What I’m here to say is that while listening to this song and reminiscing about my dating missteps, I’ve felt this pressing need to communicate something to the men in Taylor Swift’s life: your attempts at reconciliation are feeble, at best.
To help communicate this more clearly. See Exhibit A:
Don’t miss New York Magazine’s “Approval Matrix” — it’s one of my favorite infographics to read every week.