She liked an Edwardian pendant so much that she phoned the owner later and asked him to reserve it. Then she told me what she had done and assumed I would do the rest.
I wasn’t having it. Instead, I found four perfectly decent Edwardian wine glasses and then went to the Royal Mews near Buckingham Palace and bought a £49 Diamond Jubilee commemorative cup and saucer in a pretty box.
My friend Jane says the cup and saucer ‘though lovely in its way’ was a bad move because thousands of others have the exact same thing. (…)
She also mentioned that one of the first presents I gave her was a framed Bob Dylan concert poster. I have a passion for Dylan and gave her the poster because I wanted to share that love with her.
That he bought four is the kicker.
Not two — i.e., a couple’s thing — but four — “We’re having company, honey! You’ll clean up the house, right?”
And a Royal commemorative cup and saucer sends that romantic message:
“I think of you as my dried up old grandma who I hate visiting!”
I DO hope the Great Dylan Mistake is self-explanatory.
He had cheated on me when I was being treated for breast cancer, betraying me at a time when I needed him most.
Although he had moved in with his girlfriend — a widow in her 60s — he claimed the relationship meant nothing. In endless heart-rending texts and phone calls, he begged for forgiveness and pleaded for a second chance.