“And I’m sure, David, I’m sure that somewhere there’s someone for you.”
David falls into a spiral of self-pity and revelation
Twice in two months I received this obnoxious and humiliating kick in the balls. And not from the same woman, either. I used to think that the phrase was meant to salve the hurt of the rejected, but the more plausible explanation is that, for the deliverer of the line, it’s an uncontainable expression of relief.