So the Center of the Universe (CoTU) and I are watching Glee last night, through the miracle of Tivo. Emma says to Will (if you don’t know the show and the characters, it really doesn’t hamper your ability to ‘get’ this post), “You need to take some time to figure out who you are before you’re ready to start a relationship with me. Spend some time getting to know yourself, and then let’s see how we do.”
Okay, I have no business putting that in quotation marks, because that’s not an exact quote, so sue me. It’s meant to present her part of the dialogue, and it’s close enough to what the character said to work for our purposes here at Funny Is the New Young. (You know what our purposes are—don’t make me remind you.)
Anyhoo, CoTU grabs the Tivo remote and puts the show on hold to say, (and this IS an exact quote), “See—my selfishness benefits both of us!” And, dear reader, I swear I am not making this up.
“Hmmm,” I mused, “how exactly does that work?”
“I know exactly what I want, and that’s good because it supports our relationship, so that must be good for both of us. In other words, if I’m happy, we’re both happy,” he stated with assurance.
“Honey, first of all, she didn’t say it was about knowing what you want, she said it was about knowing who you are. There is more to you than what you want,” I helpfully pointed out. “Secondly, it’s possible that my happiness is about more than just basking in your glow.”
He pondered that briefly. “You mean I’m not just the sum of my desires?” (Selective listening at work again.)
“Right, because then your name would be Endless-Cashews-and-Plenty-of-Single-Malt-Scotch-and-Veal-Piccata-with—all right, I can’t name you all that, but it would end with some serious hanky-panky.”
“But then we would both be happy, right?” he asked.
I’m thinking, I’m thinking….