Sunday 3 March 2013

The Downgrade Effect

I’m going to start this by saying outright I am a bad person. So keep my open admission in mind while you’re reading the rest of this post lol.

Recently I gave into temptation and internet stalked the girl who put an end to a “relationship” I was in. Like I said I’m a bad person but it gets worse. Once her picture popped up something interesting happened....

I felt instantly better.

I was staring at a girl who looked like she was plucked from the cast of “Little Women”.  I’m trying to be nice here but the woman was the definition of homely. And to be honest it made me smile (once again I know I’m a bad person). It’s one thing when your friends tell you you’re better looking than your exes new girlfriend but it’s quite another when you can sit there yourself and honestly know you are better looking.

It’s an amazing feeling; one so awesome that it takes away all those hurt and angry feeling you have bottled up. It’s that wonderful feeling of knowing his new girlfriend isn’t even on par with you. I call it “The Downgrade Effect”. As bad as this sounds; it’s a very similar feeling to that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from doing charity work. (Once again I’m aware I’m a bad person)

This could have so easily gone the other way, there was a 50/50 chance that she could have been smoking hot and if that were the case I’d be suffering from the “Upgrade Effect” right now. Which normally involves crying and a large bottle of tequila, but luckily for me that wasn’t the case. *Even while typing this I can’t help but smirk* (Bad person, I know)

So what upgrade or downgrade experiences do you have? Let me know in the comment box below and as always my dears, stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch 


  1. Going through the same with my marriage right now. Downgrade level 10 with kids.

  2. He said she was not even a 5 out of 10 when he met this girls and I made a joke about her wanting him .... and then I broke up and he dated her. He said I was an 11 compared to her :) You are not a bad person my dear, you are just honest!
    And then when he called me and number 5 out of 10, his wife fyi, was pregnant and driving him crazy and he missed me, my ego got another boost. I should have felt bad for her, but I didn't. I just felt good about myself :)

  3. My ex is still not with anybody, but I hope he finds someone soon.... and may be be a fat, pimply loser with no sense of style, and be named something really bad, like Eugene. LOL, well I tried to be nice. To tell the truth I don't much bother with the past boyfriends, but yeah... I gotta say they should NEVER do better than you. Not ever.

  4. that is definitely an awesome feeling and in no way makes you a horrible person.

    however.. how do you supposed you should act when you see a picture, and then her in person.. and realize, she could be your sister because you look so much alike!? creeper for sure! lol