Me: (to David) Observe - an exercise in futility! *taps Michael* Hey Michael, will you go to Homecoming with me?
Michael: Uh... I'm not going to Homecoming..
Me: (to David) see? ^_^
hehe... I knew he'd say that. But I had to ask anyway. Can't blame a girl for trying...
Somehow, asking while expecting rejection from the start makes things a little easier. You know the answer will be no, so you might as well go all-out in the asking, right? Dammit, if I'm gonna be hurt, I'm not gonna be hurt in some lame half-assed way.