D.C. has grown a bit of a stigma as being the breeding grounds for a special class of radically ambitious young professionals (somewhat justified), so it’s no surprise that the ladies in this city often get a rather bad rap as being man-eating, type-A kind of girls that will chew a guy up and spit him back out. As unfair as an assumption that is to make about all District ladies, there is unfortunately one girl that may qualify for this stereotype: Quin Woodward Pu, the ‘editrix’ (her words not mine) of Little Black Blog and author of the book, ‘Type A+‘ (not even joking, couldn’t have made that title up).
A recent BuzzFeed article titled, “This Is One of The Most Brutal Responses To A Breakup Text You’ll Ever See” was published earlier this afternoon, and it chronicles one of the most inflammatory and incendiary responses to a “break-up text” that you’ll probably ever read in your entire life. The post describes a recent blog entry Pu made to Little Black Blog about a dinner date she went on with a guy who she then invited to a birthday party she was holding, but who clearly didn’t think it would continue to work out so he decided to break it off.
He eventually sent her this text before the birthday bash:
Nice enough right? I mean, he was kind enough to remark on her intelligence and charming personality, and is cognizant that this break off text is in close enough proximity to her birthday to apologize about it.
Clean break-up (not sure if one or two dates even counts as dating), and everybody can walk away happy, right?
This text from him was apparently so cruel, that she was “stunned into paralysis” and that she was agitated for 10 hours (not even joking). It upset her so much she had to leave opera rehearsal early (*eye roll*) which to her is a serious, “…no-no, given that opening night is Saturday at the Organization of American States.” She then came to the realization that, “I am on the eve of my 26th birthday. Why am I stewing instead of just expressing what I really feel? There is practically nothing to lose from just telling the truth.”
And tell the truth she did:
Brutal? How about the part where she assures her faithful readers that she sent those sext messages to this guy’s superiors: “…Don’t worry, these [illicit sexts] have since been screenshotted to his superiors…”
So you’re probably thinking, “Um…that was…kind of over the top…” right?
Well apparently responding any other way would’ve been not enough, because according to Pu… “Cheers to 26! And may I (and you, and your girlfriends, moms, grandmothers, daughters, etc.) never remain silent in the bombastic, outrageously chauvinistic face of an insecure man.”
We reached out to Pu for comment regarding the identity of the man/father/victim in question, to which she replied, “ha, unfortunately can’t say. I wonder if he knows all of this has blown up! haha.”
“Haha” indeed. So, to any and all D.C. guys out there who have been on the receiving end of a blunt, rude, or rather eyebrow-raising text in a romantic relationship, just remember the poor guy above and allow that to temper your own response to any text you may receive in the future.
By the way Quin, happy birthday.