“Nobody Puts Dunphy in a Corner”
By Dw. Dunphy
The fact is that very often the song you recall has nothing to do with being dumped. It just becomes the soundtrack by happenstance.
So we’re taking this back all the way to 1988, the year I graduated high school. I was nuts for Kim, but in all honesty, my confidence level was bottomed out and I didn’t step up as well as I could have… I see a lot of my inclinations in women embodied in her: big hair, seven or so shirts on all at the same time and linebacker shoulderpads, an unhealthy obsession with Dirty Dancing — but, again, it was 1988. So when she told me things were not so fantastic in her life and she didn’t want to go to the prom with me, I didn’t understand, yet said I did.
“S’cool,” I imagine I replied. No, things were not “s’cool,” and that was it for me and Kim.