What does it mean when a guy really earnestly believes he is a "good person"? Generally, truly good people usually trying to get better at being good, that he is crap. But they aren't, we ought to point out, usually as sick as Chris, who, imbued his own sense of Nice Jewish Boyness (names have been changed duh!) felt he was so fundamentally good he didn't need to apologize to girlfriend Meredith when he misbehaved. Which in his case meant: tantrums, "pretending" occasionally that he was going to hit her, or oh yeah sending pictures of his dick to Craigslist "Casual Encounters" girls he would then fuck for the entirety of the eight months they'd been together. (Dick: reportedly "unremarkable") Readers, some of the emails we post here are funny because they're really NOT that crap, just testaments to the crapness of modern love that felt like crap at the time they were sent. This is not one of those.

From: Chris
Sent: May 30, 2007 12:05 PM
To: Meredith
Subject: Re:

it just sucks because, i dont know, I'm a good person, and I feel like theres a male school of thought and a female school of thought on this.

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I dont know how i'd feel about the scenario, but i know the thought of you doing what ive done is much more palatable then the feeling of "what if.." i get everytime i know you go out with guys other than myself. And it doesnt have to do with you, it has to do with others. It doesnt make it wrong to go out with anyone else of the opposite sex that isnt related to you. It just means i feel like theres more of a threatening connection when you're person to person with someone who you mightve dated had i never came along. I know, with anything i mightve gotten into, that nothing personal or consequential wouldve ever come of it. You cant ever be certain when emotions might "get the better" of a potential dinner date and they might plant one on you, and things arent ever the same again. Remember, not every guy is as nice as I am. Anyone else in my friendship situation with you wouldve tried to get with you a good 5 times until that point.