1. The fun times when you couldn’t go a day without talking to them
This is fun. We are having so much fun.
2. It’s getting boring but you are still making an effort
This used to be a fun thing to do. Maybe it’s a phase.
3. Now, you’re tired of making any effort
“Nah, it’s not a phase. It’s just not meant to be.”
4. You promise to call or text them every time, but you know that you won’t
I will call you, I swear. When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry. When the mountains blow in the wind like leaves.
5. When they call you and you immediately throw in the “you forgot me” line before they do
Is this how you used to do? Just forget people like that.
6. When you run into them and find a cover before they see you
O fe ka mi o. Mo ya look away.
7. When you couldn’t duck fast enough, and now, you have to talk to them
Sorry, I’ve not called you. The network is really bad in my area.
8. When you miss them and you want to call but you feel like too much time has passed
It’s too late. They are probably somewhere living their best life. Everyone wins
9. So you stalk them on social media
Wow. They are really living their best life. Without me.
10. When you notice that they don’t call or text you anymore
Wow. Human beings are scum.
11. When you realise that you’re the shit person and try to get back into their lives
I’ve realised the folly of my ways. I was young and stupid. Please come back.