(My son playing my favorite falling in love tune ever.)
Give that man a real job with actual responsibilities, however, and **POOF** the obsession cannot take root. These rich boys don’t have the same consequences as Mike, for example, the New Hire in the cube next to you. Mike doesn’t have an assistant doing his dirty work and driving his ass all over town to stalk a girl.
His boss wants him to stay late; customers call and complain; co-workers annoy him constantly with extra reporting. He barely has time to gulp down his ramen lunch let alone stare endlessly at pics on his cell or talk to stuffed animals.
Thinking about the difference between Rich Boy and Poor Girl has helped me see why Poor Girl is always reluctant to fall for him. Not just the gap in income and status. Not just because he’s an jerk. She just doesn’t have time.
How could she care about Rich Boy’s asinine behavior, or be touched that his attention to her? She needs to make a living, since she has to make car payments/eat food/afford shelter/pay off her college loans.
I think this is why the aforementioned drama reality is popular and I will forgive Dramas for using the same tropes since they work to make the story happen.
We real folks may have a run in with somebody at a drug store across town and spill ketchup on a Handsome Boy, but the odds of seeing him again? Pretty low. And if Handsome Working Boy has friends, watches sports, plays video games, goes to movies, and attends family functions, he won’t have the mind space to remember me, as much of a Pretty Poor Girl that I am.
If only Handsome Working Busy Boy and Pretty Poor Busy Girl could accidentally meet again, yes, two weeks later and end up in an elevator that stalls for hours between floors, and Boy somehow gets fabric destroying paint on his clothes so he must go to Girl’s nearby apartment to change. Girl could lend him her Old Boyfriend’s jeans which sets up the next meeting whereby Girl finds out that the new job she just got today? It’s at the same company where Boy works. Over the cube wall beside hers for 11 hour days 5 days a week.
And so the romance begins…Who needs reality?