It’s his world and he knows damn good and well that it’s all going to work out for him.The difference in their attitudes directly affects their results. He doesn’t strut so much as shuffle, shoulders hunched and projecting to the world that he’s a broken shell.However, whenever he’s talking with women in status-conscious Los Angeles he tries to pretend that he’s hugely successful… A Las Vegas cocktail waitress calls him out on his claims to have representation; a beautiful brunette at the bar remembers that he asked her for an application for Starbucks…just as he’s trying to tell her that he’s working the Vegas club circuit and making the tall dollars.He knows how to brag about himself without coming across as boastful or arrogant. Sweet makes girls go “awww” and want to give you a hug and a glass of hot chocolate, rub your head and tell you everything will be alright. Those girls from Las Vegas may be impressed with how sweet Mike is and how deeply he cares about his ex-girlfriend, but they aren’t sleeping with him. And yet Trent is getting sex and digits while Mike is going home alone.
He can carry on a conversation with and keep their interest.Every night he checks his answering machine in the hopes that she’ll have called him.He’s desperately searching for some way to win her back, but it’s Rob who provides the ultimate truth about the situation: anything he does while he’s in this state is just going to reaffirm that breaking up with him is insecure about his lack of success in Los Angeles.It’s only when he has not only given up on her but has well and truly moved on that the universe gives her back to him…and he’s wise enough now to know that it’s best to let her go.