I got the portrait up there a few years ago from an ex who I’ll be referring to as Guy in this story.
“THANK YOU FOR SAYING YES”
No, it wasn’t a marriage proposal, Guy was just thanking me for saying yes to being his girlfriend… LOL.
The twist to this drawing is that it was drawn by a guy who had been asking me out (however subtly) for years. Okay, let me give you the full gist here.
I sort of had a school-father, Uncle B, back in university. Uncle B had a roommate called Jim (not his real name). At some point, my younger brother (let’s call him Sean) was staying with my school-father and his friend.
Guy was trying to be a “big sister’s boyfriend” to my brother so he visited Sean a lot. On one of those visits, he stumbled on Jim’s art works – craft, drawings, etc. Oblivious to how Jim felt about me, he contracted him to make a portrait of his girlfriend, Me.
Jim had no choice, it was business right? Besides, it wasn’t like Guy knew I was Jim’s love interest. Moreover, my beloved brother, God bless his heart, kept mute too.
Fast forward to that evening, my brother called to ask if I was home that he wanted to visit. I didn’t like the idea because it was quite late but he insisted. When I opened the door, it was my boyfriend standing there with a big brown object.
I fell in love with the portrait immediately and was still gushing about it when I saw the artist’s signature, I knew it must have been really awkward for Jim.
I asked Sean later how Jim felt about the job; he said something-something I honestly can’t remember again (blame it on my short-term memory)😜
Anyway, years later, -that’s few days ago, someone came into my room and noticed the drawing. This person was shocked that I was engaged and nobody knew. While trying to explain the situation, it occurred to me that Guy is getting married this weekend. It made the explanation more awkward. How was I to say the portrait in my room with the inscription “THANK YOU FOR SAYING YES” was a gift from a guy getting married tomorrow. LMAO
My questions are:
1. What am I to do with the portrait now? I absolutely love the drawing.
2. As a guy, would you be okay with it if your girlfriend still has a gift from her ex?
3. Ladies, are you okay with keeping a gift from an ex?
PS: My favorite bible till date was a birthday gift with a love note from an ex.
Do share your thoughts with me in the comment section.