I’m sorry for last week—for getting you all excited about my return to “regular” posting only to leaving you hanging with a single, solitary, charming-but-rather-daft post about shower curtains.
The thing is I have this friend. And three months ago she met this guy on the internet (Plenty of Fish of all places…) and now they’re talking about spending the rest of their lives together.
We keep telling her she’s crazy—sure, he’s a great guy, and no, there aren’t any obvious red flags, but isn’t this all a bit premature?
Granted, he has yet to officially ask, and she has yet to officially say “yes,” and they’re having all sorts of sensible discussions about the logistics (the pros and cons of premarital cohabitation, the financial ramifications, the legal) in addition to the implications of “putting a ring on it” (isn’t the whole practice just a bit anti-feminist? A bit Wedding Industrial Complex?) but we’re still rather concerned on her behalf.
Especially because on Thursday morning, after one such discussion (which was less logistical and more romantic than the rest) she accidentally ran a red light on her way to the hardware store.
(She also nearly drove the wrong way down a one way street, at which time it became clear to her that it would be best to avoid driving anywhere for the rest of the day. As such, she proceeded to walk the mile and half to her accountant’s office only to confess upon her arrival—after about 27 blocks of composing poetry in her head and wondering if the sky really was a brighter blue than usual— that she was missing at least 3 of the necessary tax return forms and had failed to even begin calculating her 2014 business expenses.)
(This, mind you, is what tipped us off. Traffic violations happen, sure—cars have been her “thing”— but an organizational oversight? A mistake of the paperwork variety? Something was definitely up.)
I guess what I’m trying to say is that you’ll have to forgive me for last week. And you’ll have to continue forgiving me for the next few weeks… months… years… because something big is happening.