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29. When someone tells you that they miss you (and you don’t miss them back)

Sure, you’ve been away from a certain person for a while, but you can’t exactly say that you miss them, yet they decide to tell you that they miss you.

Once they tell you that they’ve been missing you, one feels a certain pressure to say the same thing, just like when someone compliments something that you’re wearing; you feel the pressure to compliment something about them. It can be pretty awkward to just stay there quietly, or to just smile. Oh! Or how about when someone decides to ask you if you’ve missed him or her? Would you lie? Some people would.

I resort to changing the subject. I just say something like “I haven’t seen you in a while, what have you been up to?” And then the whole “missing” subject disappears. So far it’s the best option for me, since I’ve always had a tough time telling lies, it just doesn’t come out of me for some reason.

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  1. I lie.

    Oh, miss you to- what have you been doing?

    lake forest, CA

    May 16, 2011
  2. ohanabee #

    Now, to say ‘I miss you’ is like when the cashier at the supermarket asks you ‘How are you?’ She doesn’t give a crap how I am, is just like a reflex. So this whole thing I miss you is bs :D, in my humble opinion of course.

    May 16, 2011
  3. I either just do the automatic reaction as well, or I just smile kindly and wait for a subject change (by them or me, either way).

    May 19, 2011
  4. very true 😀
    I usually wait for a while till that persn writes something else. So i skip the miss u part :d

    May 24, 2011
  5. thelightinbetween #

    I usually try to sound obviously sarcastic and say “No, not at all, hahaha!” and then they assume that I must have missed them A LOT. Kind of a strange way to do it, but hey, it works! 🙂

    And sorry for always reading your posts waaaayyyy after you write them, but I just recently discovered your blog… I must say, its amazing! Keep it up 🙂

    December 18, 2011
  6. Anonymous #

    You got that kind of love let me get that.. Let me get that yeah.. And ill be sitting right here real patient.. All day all night I ain’t leaving your side. Not because I love it hate the way I love you, all day all night.. No lie..! When you’re ready come and get it nah nah nah nah nah nah

    May 15, 2013

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