Dear Future Self,
When a man says he can’t be in a public relationship with you because you work together and his father happens to be the managing partner of the firm at which you both work, he is lying. Clandestine relationships ought only exist in the most minuscule of circumstances, usually when one party is betrothed to another or publicly assumed to be attracted to the opposite sex. This particular man will tell you all manner of porkies. You will believe him. You will learn the true definition of ‘don’t shit where you eat’.
Also, stop wearing nude eye shadow. It ages you.
Your younger and slightly less cynical self