Mar 112010

Standard formula from stage and screen:

1. boy meets/gets girl
2. boy LOSES girl
3. boy gets girl back*

*Notes for real life:
a. meaning: boy ‘WINS (or earns) her affections back’, not boy ‘exacts calculated revenge on girl’.
b. this step is entirely at the girl’s discretion and there is no guarantee, so do not count on it. Also, notice that this step is not followed by “(Repeat)” so you only get the 1 do-over/2nd chance, if you get it at all, which again is not guaranteed.