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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trying "The Setup Game"

Dear Bro Jo,

I don't remember if you told me about this in an email or if I read it in a blog or book.

My roommate and I have decided to take your roommate challenge to set each other up on dates.

We are tired of waiting around for these young men at BYU-I . . . we have decided to take this into our own hands!

We are excited to give this a try.

Thank you,

- Trying


Dear Trying,

I know I mentioned it in an email reply to you last November. 

We called it "The Set-up Game".

Good luck!

Let me know if I can help in any way.

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Well it kinda backfired on us on Wednesday.

- Trying


Dear Trying.

What happened?

And how many girls are participating?

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Right now it’s me my 5 friends.

My roommate tried to set me up with my home teacher.

Later that day he came over and told me that he was too good for me and that I am not worth his time.

Can I just say I am 20 years old?  He is 26 almost 27 and STILL SINGLE at BYU-I (I'm not saying anything is necessarily wrong with him just that he should be putting more effort in to dating and finding a wife.)

So this happened Thursday night.

Earlier that week I had broken it off with my best friend (my ex that we keep going back to each other).

I know that it is not fair to either of us, but now it kills me because I can’t turn to him.

But I’m handling that part.

So anyway him telling me that totally crushed me.

I am trying to keep my head up and not be discouraged with guys up here.

- Trying


Dear Trying,

He literally said "I know we're supposed to go out tonight, but I'm too good for you"???

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Not that we were supposed to go out . . . just that I’m not worth his time.  

- Trying


Dear Trying,

That’s what he said?  "You are not worth my time"???

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Yes.

- Trying


Dear Trying,

What a jerk!

And, well . . . then clearly he's wrong . . .  no wonder he's still single!

And you, little sister, are a Daughter of God, and as such have value that he could not possibly understand nor be worthy of Fret not; the "Set-up Game" works, don't give up

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Don't worry Bro Jo . . . I am not giving up.

Just momentarily discouraged.

But I’m back on track.

He came over to home teach today.

That was for sure awkward.

- Trying


Dear Trying,

You're a nicer person than I am; I wouldn't have let him in the house.

Let me know how the "game" works for all of you as you continue to "play".

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

I had to be the bigger person.

I just sat there and stared out the window.

- Trying


Dear Trying,

Nothing else you could do, I suppose.

But worry not.

There are lots of guys out there, and this will come back to haunt him some day.

Trust me.

It always does.

- Bro Jo

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