Twitter user @literElly wanted to get to the bottom of this:
in light of the shkreli story, what is the most ridiculous or embarrassing thing you ever did to be with a partner who wasn’t worth it or didn’t deserve you?
— Elly Belle, notably not a woman 🔮 (@literElly) December 21, 2020
For those of you who, like me, were fortunate enough to have avoided this story up until now, let’s briefly recap “the shkreli story” mentioned in the tweet.
Basically, widely despised pharma bro and current inmate Martin Shkreli was in a relationship with a woman who had started reporting on him, until she became so taken that she gave up both her prestigious job as a journalist and her marriage to be with him.
Then he went to jail and basically said “lol bye, good luck out there.”
But what of the common folk? What are our experiences with this sort of nonsense? Let’s find out.
1. Some people really pay the price.
Love to pay rent and phone bills for multiple exes but honestly it’s the ‘comfort man when he feels bad about being an asshole’ that hurts me the most https://t.co/Bj7OWsNll8
— quaranscream (@punkwich) December 21, 2020
2. How much literal crap do you put up with?
— Bailey Johnson (@BaileyAJohnson_) December 21, 2020
3. No person can be worth this.
tried to become a runner https://t.co/ZTNgJaNGSn
— Madi Alexander 🌟 (@MadiLAlexander) December 21, 2020
4. There’s…there’s a lot to unpack here.
And, she cheated on me on her spring break (same age, but she was a year behind in college) with her EX when I was laid off from my first reporting job and took a spontaneous trip to russia to meet my brothers bb child. She continued to live on our couch for 4 months after that🤦🏻♂️
— Irina Groushevaia (@groushevaia) December 21, 2020
5. Same song, second verse.
it's me, the dummy who keeps making personalized playlists for boys https://t.co/xs36Kg1qqx
— father john mitski (@tatianatenreyro) December 21, 2020
6. When you can’t even be the real you.
Allowed him to hide our relationship because he wasn’t ready to be honest due to fear of impact on his public image, career and confronting his parents. It was humiliating. https://t.co/9bwtS8LUCg
— Francisco Vara-Orta (@fvaraorta) December 21, 2020
7. You gotta respect yourself.
— Ellen DeGenerate (@dagthepoet) December 21, 2020
8. It’s the most important meal of the day.
Taking a bus every other weekend to visit him on his campus, where I had to follow him everywhere because he refused to lend me his key or otherwise change his schedule for me, which meant waiting six hours to eat breakfast most days (and no he never came to visit me) https://t.co/y3Yvy7nOjr
— anna claire weber (@fritesflagey) December 21, 2020
9. Hanging and crawling.
This deadbeat I dated in my early 20s invited me over to “hang”, I took an hour bus ride from across town & by the time I got there he’d passed out & couldn’t hear me buzzing the door. So I climbed the walls and crawled in through a window. I should have left & never returned 🤦🏼♀️
— Christina (@cbdubs) December 21, 2020
Pretended to like furry porn 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ I was 18, OK?
— $600 is a landlord bailout (@meaganrosae) December 21, 2020
You may find yourself quick to judge these people, but remember: loneliness is a heck of a drug, and it can make us all act pretty dumb.
Have you had an experience like this?
Tell us about it in the comments.