Eat Drink & Be Mary: The Time I Called Dibs...

2.12.2015

The Time I Called Dibs...

Today I'm hear to tell you a story, only my roommate in college knows.  A story T has never heard.  A story a lot of girls (or maybe it's usually guys) have from college -- or at least when you do when you went to a college that was smaller than your high school (less than 1500, y'all).  


The time I called "dibs".

There's an unspoken girl code rule that states best friends canNOT like the same guy.  It just doesn't work.  The guy usually ends up not worth it, and you almost lose your best friend.  Either way you look at it everyone loses.



I survived 20 years without ever running into a situation like this.  I've never been interested in the same guy as one of my best friends; that is until my junior year in college.  Introducing Mr. Persistent.  

My junior year of college my roommate (and best friend) had a crush on the same brown-eyed ginger. 



 
My roommate and I met Mr. Persistent at a party fall of my junior year.  I was immediately drawn to him; brown eyes on a ginger who's ever heard of such a thing?!  Not to mention when I started talking to him I was even more baffled when he told me he doesn't drink.  "Then why are you at a party?" It's a wonder I didn't sweep him off his feet right then and there. ;)

We ran into each other several times (small campus remember) in a matter of two weeks.  Then unthinkable had happened.  On the way to return a movie we had somehow borrowed, I confessed to my roommate I thought Mr. Persistent was really cute.  Her response?  "Me too!"




I wasn't even sure how to handle it.  When we got there my chatty, outgoing roommate just talked away as I sat there speechless, pouting over a broken girl code rule.  Then for several months we didn't see or talk to Mr. Persistent.  If I can't have him, then neither can you.


Fast forward several months fiveish and we've been reunited with Mr. Persistent at the baseball house. Time to deal with our dilemma.  

My roommate suggested we play the dibs game.



Side note: we had a friend in college who called "dibs" on guys all. the. time.  So much, in fact, that she would call dibs on multiple guys each weekend; no guy was safe!  It was quite entertaining actually.




Suddenly we were in the same room as my favorite brown-eyed man, and I leaned over to my roommate and whispered, dibs.  We both laughed, and my roommate claimed "dibs" on some other baseball player she thought was pretty cute.

The guy my roommate called dibs on ended up hugging the porceline throne that night.  Mine?...well let's just say that I've permanently called dibs on him. ;)





Moral of the story: never break girl code, that is unless you're going to marry the man and your best friend has decided she doesn't fancy him anymore, of course.  



 
 
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36 comments:

  1. oh goodness!!! i absolutely LOOOVE this story haha. i bet you guys look back and laugh on it now :)

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  2. This story made me smile and made me remember my own tales of similar woe!

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  3. What a cute story!! Seriously, no one ever knew that?? That's crazy!

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  4. Aww, how cute! So glad you got your "dibs"! :)

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  5. What a cute story!!

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  6. That is THE cutest story I have ever heard!!!! Swoon!!! :) maybe one day I'll tell the story about how I met my husband in the parking lot ;) he he

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  7. I have to say, I was the one to always call dibs and did get into a major tiff over my husband with my bff at the time because she wanted him too ha! Obviously I won LOL. All that to say I love this post and the story!

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  8. I'm totally with you! I actually lost a friend this past year due to a guy. Unfortunately (to me) he wasn't worth it, but the way she went behind my back and secretly saw him at the same time as me (drammmmmaaaa), I could never be true friends with her after that. Apparently girl code and losing me as a friend didn't matter to her!

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  9. Ha! Well, I'm certainly glad it worked out for the best! :)

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  10. What a sweet story!!!! I read it outloud to my husband. I'm glad it all worked out and you got permanent 'dibs'!

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  11. So sweet!!! Such a great story!!

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  12. Such a cute story! & yes, never break girl code! :)

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  13. Wait the EXACT thing happened to me with my now-fiance. When we had first met in the pre-freshmen program that he was leading and I was attending before my freshmen year at Penn, my best friend/roommate and I had a bet on who could get his phone number first! Long story short I won, and I'm marrying him in Fall 2016. (:


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  14. Such a sweet story! So glad everything worked out just like it was supposed to. Xo, Stephanie

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  15. Thanks Stephanie! There's a reason for everything :)

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  16. Friends are definitely more important,and luckily my friend and I never had to cross that line...and it all worked out for the best!

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  17. Whoa, too crazy! Haha cute mini-story. Ours was a friendly encounter too; it all works out doesn't it.

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  18. I hope he enjoyed it, and I'm glad you did! Everything always works out how it should in time. :)

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  19. Aw that's sad. =/ Sounds like you may be better off; boys just aren't worth it sometimes.

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  20. It seems like a lot of girls have gone through this and it's really ashame to have to loose a friend over a guy. Luckily, my friend and I never got into a fight or anything just dropped it for a while and when we picked back up we had different guys in mind.


    Sounds like it worked out for you though. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

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  21. Thanks Elise. God had a plan, we just didn't know what it was at first.

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  22. Welp, we have the rings, so YES!
    Also way excited to see what this package is that you sent my way...I'm so so glad you liked yours! I just HAD to pick it up for you when I saw it...way too fitting to not be fate!

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  23. Nope, they didn't! I guess it just never came up, haha. Now they know ;)

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  24. Thanks Amberly! It's a good one. :)

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  25. Haha thanks Stephanie. I definitely do, and everything worked out how it should! :)

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