To some, love is a battlefield, rigged with land mines, hidden triggers, full of red flags and enemy combatants. Those who join the guerrilla campaign against lonesomeness are apt to encounter all sorts of creatures in the field. Today I want to talk about Rejection Ninjas.
Despite sounding like an elite group, Rejection Ninjas are common in the field. They have no distinguishing characteristics, so there is no way to recognize them before it’s too late. It goes something like this: the unwitting soldier of love, Lonely Heart, meets Mr. or Ms. Could Be Right (CBR) and goes on a number of outings with CBR (usually somewhere between 1 and 3). Shortly after, CBR is stricken with a case of “falling off the planet” or “extreme business.” A week later Lonely Heart realizes that he/she has been dealing with a Rejection Ninja.
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