So last night H and her friend, E, discussed the Question of the Day over dinner. They pondered their types and somehow ended up talking about about dealbreakers.
Now, my definition of a dealbreaker is way more serious than theirs. Like one person doesn't want to have children or one person doesn't want to get married or one person won't get married with a prenup and the other refuses to do otherwise.
Their dealbreakers were a little more simplistic, like E's boyfriend doesn't believe he could be with someone who repeatedly replaced the toilet paper so it dispenses from under. Apparently, he's an over kind of guy.
I get that this could be annoying. I once went out with a guy who was peeved because I never choose over or under, I just put the darn toilet paper on the holder.
"But to actually end a relationship because someone's toilet paper replacement process doesn't please you seems irrational, doesn't it?" I asked.
"I don't know, I guess it just depends on what drives you crazy. Like if I was totally into a guy and then one night he just started clipping his toenails all willy-nilly in the living room, I'd have to dump him," said H.
"Eww," I said. "But I get what you mean, I could never be with someone who has to sleep with the TV on. I'd never sleep again."
And there we had it, the birth of the "Irrational Dealbreaker." What's yours?
3 years ago