Story archives - tag: "disappointment"


I can no longer give a speech at my middle brother's wedding, because I am too angry that he calls himself a Christian and yet allows his friends to refer to our youngest brother as a "faggot."

tags: disappointment family brothers gay [add]

2012-10-16 15:43:59 / Rating: 1179 /


I finally offered my lyrics to the guy in the school metal band a day after they disbanded.

tags: disappointment music [add]

2010-08-31 12:11:04 / Rating: 286.25 /


After seventeen years of feeling like a disappointment to my mum, and writing a story about how she screwed my life, nothing feels as good as deleting the story after over hearing her exclaim to strangers about how proud she is of me.

tags: disappointment mother [add]

2010-08-05 12:21:44 / Rating: 526 /


My own mother hated my performance.

tags: mother drama performance disappointment [add]

2010-04-30 10:26:48 / Rating: 358.5 /


My mother's reaction to telling her I was almost raped was shock that I said the f-word in fending him off.

tags: attempted rape mother disappointment [add]

2009-04-30 09:23:18 / Rating: 562.75 /

Disappointment of a daughter

She was more upset when I told her I was a vegetarian than when I told her I was a lesbian.

tags: vegetarian mother lesbian disappointment [add]

2009-03-11 13:24:40 / Rating: 643.75 /


I thought it was pretty cool when my dad told me he had joined a band, until he informed me that he would be playing the spoons and the triangle.

tags: dad band disappointment [add]

2009-01-07 12:46:26 / Rating: 668.75 /


After two years in grad school, thousands of dollars in loans, and countless sleepless nights I've realized that I'd rather be have my hands in the soil than have my nose in a book.

tags: school loans disappointment [add]

2008-07-25 00:15:12 / Rating: 559 /


I was so disappointed when I learned Santa was Mom and Dad, but I am so excited now that Santa is me.

tags: Chistmas parenting childhood Santa Claus excitement disappointment [add]

2008-07-07 13:59:19 / Rating: 1179.25 /


When I got back the textbook I loaned him, I flipped through every page hoping for a love note hidden in the margins.

tags: books notes love disappointment [add]

2008-06-06 17:12:27 / Rating: 895.75 /


We were going to stay up all night recording experimental music on his computer like John and Yoko, but then his mom came in and told us it was time for him to go to bed.

tags: music friend fun humor disappointment [add]

2008-05-21 09:36:07 / Rating: 713.25 /


I had never truly understood the taste of lemonade until I counted the number of times my name showed up in her diary.

tags: diary relationship trust disappointment lemonade [add]

2008-01-14 17:23:34 / Rating: 664.75 /


Thanks to my erasable Bic pen cap and hours spent lingering in after-school daycare all those years, generations of innocent, tenacious schoolmates never found Waldo.

tags: childhood mischief disappointment [add]

2007-12-13 00:20:03 / Rating: 939.5 /


He told me that "I mean the world to him," after he admitted that recently his world had one too many planets.

tags: disappointment lying confusion [add]

2007-10-18 14:03:07 / Rating: 561 /


For my father, the disappointment of a son who didn't enjoy athletics was never ameliorated by a daughter ecstatic to fill that void.

tags: childhood disappointment fathers daughters [add]

2007-10-02 15:43:36 / Rating: 630.75 /


I knew I was out of luck when the suggestion that I'm not gay caused her to choke on her soup.

tags: disappointment soup [add]

2007-10-01 13:51:19 / Rating: 399 /


Each afternoon when I arrive home from school, I immediately check onesentence to see if there have been any new additions, and when there hasn't, I feel as if my day was entirely pointless.

tags: meta disappointment addict [add]

2007-10-01 09:59:13 / Rating: 509.5 /


He told me so many nice things, but did so many bad things.

tags: betrayal lost love disappointment [add]

2007-09-28 12:32:46 / Rating: 555 /

the girl

My father is selling my home to move in with his new wife as I leave everything I've ever known behind.

tags: college disappointment no home [add]

2007-08-01 12:40:07 / Rating: 545 /


Night after night I stare at my phone in anticipation until I realize you're too busy doing blow in strange people's houses to bother with me.

tags: love disappointment [add]

2007-07-21 12:39:24 / Rating: 664.25 /


I knew it was going to be a bad day when I was up for work at 6am on a Saturday, and my biscuit flopped into my tea mid-dunk.

tags: tea disappointment work biscuit dunking overtime saturday flop [add]

2007-06-22 10:46:34 / Rating: 667.25 /

Never was

I watch anything about cheerleading on TV that comes on because I always wanted to be one, when I was in high school almost 20 years ago.

tags: dreams childhood disappointment [add]

2007-05-14 13:31:11 / Rating: 605.5 /


I really really like her, but after our first date last night she told me she was already seeing someone else.

tags: first date disappointment [add]

2007-04-27 16:36:08 / Rating: 562.75 /


I became disappointed in mankind when I noticed human feces in the elevator of my building.

tags: disappointment disgusting elevator [add]

2007-03-13 12:48:08 / Rating: 450.25 /


The only reason I felt bad when my dad's girlfriend left him was it meant he was coming back to live with us.

tags: hate disappointment breakup dad relationships [add]

2007-02-20 15:23:47 / Rating: 715.25 /


I told him that I would have become a citizen of Iran for him and then I changed my mind.

tags: love heartbreak Iran disappointment [add]

2006-12-21 14:51:37 / Rating: 632.5 /


She said she'd never give up on me, but now she's with a drummer.

tags: unrequited love disappointment [add]

2006-12-11 20:25:27 / Rating: 470.75 /


I jumped up and down outside the audition room because it went so well, but apparently their opinions of my talent were different.

tags: disappointment audition theatre talent [add]

2006-11-30 12:46:40 / Rating: 492.5 /


After being duped into thinking a hot girl actually was interested in me, that hooker stole my weed.

tags: vegas humor drugs prostitution lust disappointment [add]

2006-11-16 09:44:16 / Rating: 784 /


I hated her, but now when she accuses me of it, I feel my chest ache with love, and I realize I've ruined something fragile from the beginning.

tags: love hate disappointment [add]

2006-11-01 16:21:29 / Rating: 653 /

Joke of a Romantic

As he was telling me over the phone that he didn't know me I came to the sinking realization that I couldn't live without him anymore.

tags: sadness love romance unrequited love disappointment [add]

2006-09-27 13:43:46 / Rating: 832.25 /

Lost In Translation

I thought I could speak French until I actually met someone who spoke it.

tags: disappointment foreign language [add]

2006-09-26 07:07:26 / Rating: 517 /