I literally just woke up.
I literally was going to call you, but that would have made me later than I already am.
I literally was going to buy you flowers, but the light changed, and someone honked, so I had to drive on.
I literally had a job offer, but I didn’t want to mess with my body clock like that.
I literally was going to buy you some jewelry, but I thought you’d rather pick it out, and then I realized that if you did, it wouldn’t be a surprise then, so what’s the point?
I literally think you should come here instead, because I just can’t put any effort into anything.
I literally thought you could do it better.
I literally can’t think of one reason I stayed with you as long as I did.
The Daily Post, March 26, 2015, Daily Prompt: But No Cigar- Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out?