Tuesday, January 10, 2006

It's funny because it's true

Over at Man vs. Clown!, Peter Lynn says:

As a rule, the people who say, "We always talk about the weirdest things!" usually don't.


A certain ex-girlfriend of mine falls under this category. Moreover, when I actually talked about the weirdest things I could think of, she looked at me like I was an idiot. Sad, really. When I put it this way, it's a miracle I stuck with it as long as I did.

But when I think about it, I'm not sure I would enjoy being put in that position. Okay, so suppose I have a girlfriend who I think is totally gonzo. On one hand, I have a girlfriend; on the other hand, I think she's totally gonzo. When I put it this way, it's a miracle she stuck with it as long as she did. So yeah, that was a healthy relationship.

I think from now on I will rule out anyone who habitually says things like "We always talk about the weirdest things!" or "I seem shy, but when you get me going you can't shut me up!". But I must also rule out those who say things like "I highlighted my nosepad indentation" or "I shook down my keyboard and put the contents into a locket for safe keeping".

This is quite the highwire act.

Current Music: The Arcade Fire - Funeral

3 comments:

Stevie K said...

My ex-girlfriend told me that I have a horrible sense of humour that makes me sound like a horrible person.

Peter Lynn said...

My ex-girlfriend told me she didn't like to see me smile.

Adam said...

One day, I will be able to write about such frivolous things as you. Yes, one day.