ignore, cook, then spoon

I was just reminded of a party I was at a few months ago at which, while talking in a group of people, I said something to the effect of, “All I want out of a relationship is someone who will ignore me and let me ignore him most of the time, tolerate my neuroses, cook dinner with me, and want to spend the night in and watch movies, ignore each other some more while we read books, and then cuddle and go to bed.” It was not a lie.

One of the guys said, “I can’t think of any guy who wouldn’t think that was the best relationship ever.”

Really, isn’t that what everyone wants? I’m honestly curious, because I don’t know if this is a general human thing or a slightly less general human-who-is-mostly-antisocial-in-a-lazy-way-not-in-a-hates-people-kind-of-way thing. But isn’t the point of love to be totally happy and satisfied with yourself, and to have someone else who is also totally happy and satisfied with himself, and then for you to be totally satisfied and occasionally have fun together? Seriously, man. All I want. No roses or Hollywood romance for this girl. Just let me read my book in peace, knowing that you’re doing the same thing right next to me.


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