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A ‘Laughter Spot’ for the Ladies : “When my knees turn to Jello”

by Will Corry on April 29, 2017 in Laughter spot, Laughter Spot, Lead Article, Special Issue, Women for Women

A girl quickly punches a number into her phone and waits until she hears the other line pick up.

“Becky, I don’t know what to do, I really don’t. I love him so much and I don’t think he thinks of me that way. I mean, whenever I see him or think of him, I can’t help it; this smile comes across my face. Sometimes he sees me smiling and smiles back. That’s when my knees turn to Jello and I get butterflies in my stomach.

I know you think that he’s so totally adorable and cute, but if you look past that and actually listen to what he has to say, you find a totally different person. He’s so caring and considerate and he makes me feel like I don’t deserve him.

Now I didn’t tell you this but he called me the other day about homework. I tell you now; I made a complete fool of myself. I’m so embarrassed. I stuttered the whole time, but he was so sweet and just kept talking and making me feel better. He’s so perfect Becky, I don’t deserve him, so why do I keep wishing and praying that he will notice me, why?”ell, actually, I don’t deserve him. He’s too perfect, I mean, look at all the girls that fall over for him. I could never be one of those.They are all so pretty and bubbly and… not me. I couldn’t even start to compare myself to them. But whenever I think of him or see him, I can’t help it, I smile.

- Silence on the other end-

“Becky? Becky, are you there?”

“This isn’t Becky.”

Petrified the girl asks, “Then who is this?”

“This is the guy whose smile turns your knees to Jello and I just wanted to say one thing. Everything you just said now, I’ve wanted to say it to you since the day I met you.”

 

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