Dear Eun Jung,
I’m sorry for stealing Robert. You were my best friend and I stole your crush. You confided in me and you told me your secret feelings for a guy I hardly noticed. You were slightly embarrassed because he wasn’t that cute and was kind of goofy but something about him made you like him. It took nerve to share it. You were brave. How could you have known that the moment you uttered his name you made him a person of interest putting him squarely in my radar? Suddenly I noticed the cuteness in his goofiness. He was tall and had broad shoulders, he was friendly and immediately receptive to my new interest. I would gain his attention for you, I would make sure he knew who you were, I would see if he liked you. So I smiled, I laughed at his jokes and I touched his arm. We all hung out and became friends. Perhaps because it faded naturally as crushes do or perhaps because you could see the mutual interest between he and I, you denounced your crush and moved on. We flirted and carried on for a few more months and then without ceremony my crush faded as well. And just as suddenly as Robert went from obscurity to the center of the universe he faded into the dusk.
Apologizing on behalf of Susan 1989