Thank You for Single, Yet Significant
Single people think different than others (you know, significant others).
We’re like Kraft singles—all individually wrapped, some of us wrapped a little too tight, some of us stuck to the previous slice, and some of us melted from being out in the heat too long.
Then there are the singles who accidentally got left in the fridge beyond their expiration date and they may never find their place in a sandwich. (But if they do, there will have to be condiments involved.)
As a Single, I have been in a few sandwiches but I keep forgetting to take the individual wrapper off. This makes biting into a relationship awkward.
Okay, enough with the cheesy analogy.
There are at least two types of single people.
The ones who are perfectly content with aloneness and the ones that never stop looking for another single who will make them feel significant.
Note: One can be both of these at the same time but it gets complicated.
Actually, let’s go back to the cheesy analogy.
Single people as cheese:
BRIE: These singles like their own house, but they are mellow enough to adapt to another environment without dominating.
BLEU CHEESE: Mostly singles with poor hygiene. These folks prefer to sit around in sweats, watching football or soap operas. They are okay for one or two dates but they would make a flimsy sandwich with a bad aftertaste.
SHARP CHEDDAR: Singles who find something wrong with everything their potential mate does. They work well in a sandwich if it is loaded with lettuce.
SWISS: There is usually a hole in their philosophy about marriage but they can be accommodating in relationships with other swiss slices if they are overlapped enough to cover one another’s holes.
FONDUE: These single people are so noncommittal that they cannot have a relationship unless they are stabilized in a cooling down period.
PARMESAN: These are tough single people that like living alone but they are amenable to sharing parts of themselves if a potential mate is willing to put some work into it and settle for shavings.
STILTON: These folks have everything they need and must stand on their own without the influence of others. They are usually workaholics who don’t have time for a relationship anyway.
I could go on but you get my point.
Some folks are significant on their own. And some folks need to be part of a sandwich to be at their best.