The scene that spoke a million words
As we were waiting to get into the movie, on this stupid day of the year (one of my four least favorite days of the year) when everyone was at the movie on dates, four single women between the ages of 27-32 stand under the sign to the movie saying, "He's Not That Into You." One of our group (not sure which one) said, "the four of us standing under this sign says oh so much."
Yes, yes it did. What woman doesn't have a "he's not that into you" moment? The four of us certainly had an assortment of tales to tell.
Now, I'm not sitting her throwing a pity party, I'm just telling a funny story. I have to add that my grandmother made an unnecessary comment today. My mom and I were talking about someone or some situation, and Grandmother says, "see Audra, aren't you glad you're single?"
"Well, sometimes yes, and sometimes no."
The following is a public service announcement to all of the people who don't fall into the "never been married" category. Please, please, please, unless you want to be physically harmed, don't go and make comments like "with all the divorces in the world today, be glad you are single." Sometimes we are perfectly content with the way things are. Other times, not so much. Most of us would like to have someone in our lives. Just because things may have turned crappy for other people doesn't mean we wouldn't like to have a go at it ourselves.
Several years ago, Jenny and I were commenting to some of our single guy friends that we disliked Valentine's Day as single women. Our guy friends asked if it was really that important for us to get flowers on Valentine's Day. "YES!!!" we exclaimed. A few weeks later on Valentine's, Sammy cooked dinner for us and he and Jeremy had white roses for Jenny and I. Ladies, that right there is proof that you can get through to a guy every once in a while and train him right!
Now those guys, along with Adam who was at that dinner, are all married and Jenny and I are still single. Hmphf.
Here's another random reason why Valentine's is way over rated... I haven't eaten chocolate in 2 1/2 years. Without chocolate, what good is Valentine's Day?
Note to Ashley: Girl, you know I consider you one of my friends too, but the opening sounded funnier the way I wrote it. And, I promised you that I'd give you a shout out!