Sunday, 1 April 2012

How many kisses?

Are you a one kiss texter? 3 kisses? or dare I asknone! :(

Personally I have different numbers for different people in my life, however I recently witnessed a friend in the beginning of a new relationship putting in excess of 10 kisses at the end of his texts to her. The relationship has subsequently ended, in some part due to his overbearingness. How many is right?

I have a standard one kiss policy for most people in my life, most of my friends, aquaintances and my mum. My dad and brother however recieve none, not in a bad way, me and my father are not particularly close and rarely text but when we do a kiss just seems wrong somehow, and my brother is more of a smiley face person.

Three of my close friends usually get 2 kisses, but my best friend gets none, painfully so. Once upon a time he did get kisses, but I never got them in return, i have jokily complained about his lack of kisses and he claims he is just not a kissy person and when finding out that even his girlfriend at the time didn’t get any I decided to stop.

But finally my boyfriend gets 4 kisses on each and every text. I think 4 is as far as it will go, and unless one of us is in a drunk and soppy mood we wont be starting a trend of 10 or more kisses. Even at the start of our relationship it was one kiss a text, too many too early is dangerous. 4 however is also dangerous even at this stage, as i text my boyfriend far more often than anyone else I am in a 4 kiss habit and am constantly putting 4 on texts to any random person.

So what are the rules? If any?

xx (you get 2, even though I don’t know you, since you are reading this I already like you :) )

Put that toilet seat down?

When I first moved in with my boyfriend I had certain expectations. After always hearing complaints of a ‘put that toilet seat down’ nature I was awaiting to humourously chastise my partner the first time it happened. We have lived together for 2 months and so far I have not once come across an upright seat. Is he just trying to impress me in the beginning of our house sharing adventure?

But the more I think about it the more I wonder if I have ever had a problem with it. After living with my brother for 2 years and countless male flatmates through University as well as previous relationships I don’t think I have ever had to put a toilet seat down. Although I am familier with that heart stopping moment when you sit on the toilet and drop further than expected, but only when the seat was completely missing or broken.

Is it all a myth? I have always had the opinion that it shouldn’t matter if the toilet seat is up or down just move it back to your preferred location. There is no need for permanent chivalry in my life, not that i don’t enjoy it, it is just not expected. So boys and men, have you been conditioned into always leaving that seat down or have you developed your aim well enough that movement is not even required?

There is no real conclusion to this post, just a wondering. Apologies for the toilet based post, but as I am still in the excitement of the first house shared with a partner and I am learning new things every day, so expect more of the same.