Dan and me? We’re pretty perfect for each other. And never is that more apparent than in the every day.
When I’m too serious or overthinking things, he doesn’t and sort of brings me back to reality. I like to think I do the same thing for him. Though I usually do it with a healthy dose of maybe-angry sarcasm. (Sarcasm. It’s my love language.)
Here’s an example of how perfect we are together:
This morning, like 40 minutes ago, I was browsing Facebook and I came across an infographic about paid maternity leave throughout the world. This is a topic near and dear to my heart so I clicked it and looked and felt a little bit of The Angry welling up in me to see the big ZERO next to the U.S. Then I started reading the comments and saw people complaining and arguing that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for the leaves of other people. Like, violently arguing their points. And their opinions are so radically different from what the site is trying to promote I can’t figure out how they got there in the first place.
(***sidenote: In the “Things I Will NEVER Understand” category: People who COMPLETELY disagree with a line of thinking but feel the need to seek out and comment on things they disagree with. Like, for instance, people who came to my American Idol posts just to leave a comment saying “AMERICAN IDOL SUXXXX!” Or something like that. Never understand it.)
Anyway, I’m reading their comments and my brain is spinning and I’m all “I HAVE SOLVED ALL THE PROBLEMS!”
So Dan is standing in the middle of the living room doinking around on his phone before leaving for work. And I’m all “Holy crap! I just solved the problem!” And he looks at me like this:
Because he is completely unaware that there is a problem. So I continue:
“I’ve been paying into Social Security since my first job at 16, right? So why can’t mothers dip into their Social Security to pay for maternity leave and then we’d have paid leaves like they do in other countries? That totally makes sense!”
Dan: o_O “I…uh…I don’t know babe…”
Me: “Oh…yeah…it’s maybe a little early for such a deep thought, right?”
Dan: “Yeah. I mean, I’m Googling stinky sneezes.”
And there you have it. I’m saving the world before my morning coffee. He’s way less ambitious before breakfast.
Perfect for each other.