Let me explain.
At one point, not too long ago, I thought I might have found her, the one, numero uno. We had been dating for a little over a year and everything was perfect, well, as perfect as it can get. Let's face it; men and women are cut from a different cloth. What a woman may believe is crucial, a man will probably take with a grain of salt.
For instance, I have yet to see the importance of stopping for directions when I have taken a slight detour. We will get there, eventually. I clip my toenails and a stray one finds itself on the bathroom floor. Will it really offend a woman's feminine sensibilities to dispose of it? Never mind that I had not clipped my toenails in several months and the thing was as big as a Frisbee. The concept of men and women together forever, as man and wife, well, I'm going to have to ask the Big Man in the Sky about this one.
As I stated previously, I finally thought my search was over and I was possibly on my way to wedded matrimonial bliss. I was soon to discover that the Wedding March was not a tune I could name in one note in this relationship. The downfall of our loving union happened in the twinkle of an eye. One minute all was well, the next minute the chapter on our relationship was closed forever.
I was graduating from medical school and my parents came in town for my graduation. A celebratory dinner was planned for the four of us after the ceremony. At the last conceivable minute, my girlfriend decides that she must help her brother move. Can you believe it? I sure couldn't, nor would I accept it. After all, how many times would I graduate from medical school? I did not want to hear that he had no one to help or that he had already rented the U-Haul for the day. It was my graduation.
The gauntlet was tossed; it was either me or the brother with the one day rental on a U-Haul. What, they couldn't have planned this for another day? It's not important that I could now put "Doctor" in front of my name? Well, as you may have already determined, her brother won the match and it didn't equal love in our courtship.
There comes a time in every man's life when he must determine what is important. When searching for that special someone, to settle down with, the relationship must be viewed from every possible angle. If the woman of your dreams cannot put your needs first on a momentous occasion such as graduation from medical school, then maybe parting ways is for the best. Before you slip that ring on her finger, you'd best know exactly where her priorities lie.
I came in second place to a U-Haul. I got out of there fast! The best predictor of the future is the past. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing second fiddle to a brother, a friend, or a pet fish.