There was a recent post by a friend of mine regarding an attempt to break up his relationship and it got me thinking. This particular attempt was done by someone who started posting Craigslist ads claiming to be one of the members of this monogamous couple – even going so far as to post their phone number in the ad. The goal, of course, is to plant the seed of distrust and watch to see whether the entire relationship crumbles. The trick about that, though, is that most couples who have been together a good long while? They could survive a conflict like that. They probably have enough trust to be able to objectively look at the situation. If they didn’t… well… I don’t put much stock in couples who don’t trust one another as being “lasting” things.
And the really fucked up part is the idea that if you break up a couple –you will get to pick up the pieces (whichever side of the couple you’re intent on “stealing”). “Yay! I get to be there for a broken dude! And every time he cries on my shoulder, I can smile knowing that I caused him this pain! I’m gonna make a super-good boyfriend for him now!”
Being a total cunt isn’t fashionable this year, is it?
I’ve had a few guys who have told me that if I wasn’t partnered, they’d want to date me. That’s always totally flattering, but at the same time, they acknowledge that I’m in a relationship – and that I’m happy with it. There is no curling of mustaches as they say “if something were to… HAPPEN… to your partner…” Because I really don’t want to have to cut a bitch for messing with my man.
That’s not to say that I haven’t been “messed with” before vicariously. I’ve been used in order to try to prove that friends of mine were cheating on their boyfriends BY their boyfriends. Come to think of it – I’ve had 3 people pose as me to try to get their partners to admit things that weren’t true… Comedy in that, eh? But then I’ve had bullshit stories told to my partner about me as well. It happens. I know my man is super-cool and that other guys would want to steal him. I don’t blame ya.
And I didn’t even punch your face in when I met you in that elevator. *cough*
Regardless, life is swell at this point. The next week at work should hopefully be an easy one, considering that the 4th of July is dead center in the week. Having a Wednesday off is always cool – but knowing that most of the folks in my office took the days AROUND that Wednesday off? Even better! I could use a little bit less stress with my caffeine every day.
Oh, and for the record – Sour Patch Kid Popsicles? Amazing. It’s frozen citric acid on the outside of a popsicle. It burns SO good.