Note to self: avoid marriage topics lest being hit by flying food.
Friday, May 29, 2009
So, not to harp on a topic but I found Girlfriend's hot button last week (insert dirty joke here...you know you want to!) when we were discussing summer plans. Since I don't work a "regular" job I have a lot of flexibility over the summer that she doesn't. I'll be going to visit my family, possibly going to Florida to visit the rest of the relatives, but mostly hanging around here. Girlfriend will be working, going with her mom to the beach for a few days, and attending her cousin's wedding. Why am I not going you ask? Girlfriend only got one invite, so she will be attending sans-guest. I don't really care. I've never met her cousin, am not a huge fan of going to weddings where I don't know people, and don't like being outdoors in the heat of summer. Girlfriend is also less than thrilled to go...and she likes her cousin. I didn't know weddings were her hot button...oh, but I found out. She went off on a tirade about who cares about their tying the knot page with a lengthy story, buying expensive gifts they will use once a year, etc. I sat back quietly taking it all in. Finally she looked and me and said, "Sorry. I'm not a big fan of all this." My only response? "Bitter party of one, your soapbox is ready." which promptly caused me to be hit in the head with a french fry. Whatever, I still think I was funny. What I realized later was not that she hates weddings, marriage, etc. but is bitter because of the double standard for the gays.