Unlike most of the relationshipy stuff that goes on in the comic, this actually happened to me in high school. I met this girl on a music department trip to Disney World for some kinda music competition. She was a flutist in the band and I was a violinist in the orchestra and we just kinda hit it off. By the end of the trip, we were regularly tongue wrestling whenever we could.
About a week or so after we all got back from the trip, I find out that she’s already dating this giant of a man who was at least a foot taller than me. The encounter recounted in the comic went down pretty much like that. It was fucking surreal. As I’m allergic to crazy, I decided right then and there to break it off. She and that giant dude continued to date as far as I knew. And that’s the last I heard of her.
I didn’t date all that much in high school or college, but I suspect everyone who’s ever dated ever has at least one crazy person in their past. I was lucky enough to spot the crazy before things got too far out of control.
Oh, and for anyone curious about why a big boy like Rex would want you to fear a turtle, direct your eye to my alma mater! Actually, don’t. Didn’t have much Terp pride when I went there and I don’t really now.