CD: oh no, this sounds bad...
MS: This is really hard. *waves hands in front of eyes to suppress the tears* I've decided to go with someone else for my kitchen remodel. It was a really tough choice but I think this is for the best.
CD: Wow. I did NOT see this coming. I really thought this was going to work out. We were doing so well...
MS: I know, I know. I thought so too. Just...
CD: I mean, we got along so good! Had the same interests in the community... The same sense of humor - we could be so goofy together! Remember when we first met and laughed so hard at your kitchen...??!! God - how often does that happen??
MS: Of course not! You're so talented and what we had was real. But we need to leave it in the past.
CD: Why? I thought we really connected - you saw the renovation in my house for chrissake! I let you in!! I let you inside!!! And now you're stomping on my insides like you feel nothing! NOTHING!!
MS: DON'T TELL ME HOW I FEEL!! I told you that I liked your work and I was honest. Don't turn the great things we shared into something grotesque and nasty. Don't ruin that memory! But the numbers don't lie...
CD: But we can change that! We can go back and go over things again and adjust things and see if we can't work something out and maybe, maybe, we don't reallyneedthatextra
*sssshhhhhh - holds finger to his lips - ssssshhhhh*
MS: Just stop. It's too little, too late. We should have talked about that stuff weeks ago but... This just isn't meant to be.
CD: So what is it then? What does he have that I don't have??
MS: Come on, let's not do it like this...
CD: No I want to know! What was it? Was he nicer? What was his bid like? Did he have a bigger truck? You told me truck size didn't matter!
MS: Get a hold of yourself! You're talking crazy now! It's nothing that you did really. Honestly it's me not you. I need to grow and spread my wings. You were holding me back because... because, well I liked you too much. There, I said it! It was something that I had to do for my own self because otherwise it would have been too hard later. If something had happened and my feelings were in the way who do you think would have suffered? ME, that's who! And the kitchen and we don't need to take this out on the innocent kitchen. It just wants to be pretty and loved and prepare delicious meals!! Remember the kitchen!
CD: That doesn't even make sense. I don't understand what you're saying...
MS: You don't have to understand me, only set me free.
CD: I just hope he treats you good. You deserve that at least...
MS: Thank you. Thank you for making this easy. You know how much respect I have for you...
CD: So will I see you again?
MS: Sure I'll see you around! You're working in the neighborhood and I'll see you at events - we have the same friends. You're so great you're going to find new work so fast - people will be lined up outside your door I know it!!
CD: Well, can I call your friend about helping with her bathroom remodel?
MS: WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF BACKSTABBING MAN WHORE ARE YOU???!!!! Have some respect - we JUST broke up! Asshole.