We need to talk about that Kwentong Jollibee Valentines ad!

Napakasakit!

The latest Jollibee ad hits to the core! Watch the ad first. Spoilers follow so no peeking! 🙂

Sadness…

Well, si girl naman kasi. How dreadful for the guy, but what to do when you are in the girl’s shoes??

Thus, the age-old relationship question that keeps us perennially flumoxed:

Can a boy and a girl be friends if one of them is attracted to the other?

I guess the thing boys don’t get about girls is that we like venting with friends. And a lot of what we vent about are, well, boys. So right there is the biggest alarm bell. If I confide to you about a boy (or a number of boys), guess what: you’re likely to be on a one-way street to friendzone city.

See, if I were a guy, I’d think, “hmmm… doesn’t she have friends to talk about stuff like this? Or even to discuss me?” Indeed, I’d then (continuing to walk in this hypothetical guy’s shoes) come to the conclusion that, hey, it’s not my role to listen to this!

In short, if we vent to you, you’re one of my friends! Makes sense?

The particularly cruel thing about girls keeping a friendzoned guy around is the fact that we keep said guy around. But then, we enjoy said friendzoned guy’s company. It’s kind of selfish right? I for one know the kind of effect I’m having on this guy. But I keep him around just the same, knowing that he does not stand a chance of getting into my pants.

I can’t really speak for the boys though. Do boys also friendzone girls? To be honest, it is a bit harder to imagine such a situation. But I do recall this friend of mine in college. I once told him, “hey, Cora has a crush on you. Why don’t you go for her?”.

“But isn’t that cheating?” he said. “You know, taking advantage of inside information to make an unfair trade?”

Looking back, I know now that not too many boys are as sportsmanlike or, to use a better term, as gentleman-like as this college friend of mine.

And, you know what? After hearing his response in that instance, I do recall him suddenly coming across to me as pretty hot. Hey, I’d consider that a rare instance of a guy coming out of the friendzone! But then he never did make the moves on me before and after that conversation. So maybe that does not count. Perhaps it is even possible that I was the one friendzoned! 😮

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Post Author: Kate Natividad

Frustrated artist doing geek for a living.