Of Sharing Fries And Men

I love fries and I could almost always finish a whole serving by myself. But I also don’t mind sharing. It’s actually kind of fun, because it’s hard to be sure how much fries I’ll get to eat when sharing with other people. I could end up only getting less than a handful, or if I’m lucky (and quick enough), I could end up with plenty. So, in a way, sharing can make things more exciting.

Of course, there are times when I just don’t feel like sharing. I want a whole big portion of fries, and I just want to eat it all by myself. Nope, no sharing. Not even one fry. And should anybody dare to reach for MY fries, I can promise you all hell will break loose. It’s like a reenactment of the Gollum’s “my precious” scene from Lord of the Rings.

When it comes to fries, it’s easy to say you don’t want to share. Well, not easy-easy, but it can be done. Here’s how:

“Hey do you wanna order a plate of fries to share?”

Me: “Uh, I’m gonna order one for myself.. so…” (Dude, get your own fries)

“Cool, then I’ll just have a few from you..”

Me: “Yeah, um, well I’m pretty sure I’m gonna finish mine.. so you might wanna get another one ”  (Back off, Bitch!)

“……”

See? Not that hard, is it?

Now let me tell you what’s harder to do: It’s when you don’t want to share that ‘someone’ with anyone else. It’s that early stage in a relationship when things are not too serious, but you don’t want things to be too casual either. You like the guy, you like spending time with him, and all is good. But it bothers the hell out of you to think that he’s also spending time with other women. It’s such an irritating feeling, and for a second, you actually want to put a collar on him and lock him up!

So, you don’t want to share this guy with anyone, but you don’t know what to do about it. Well, unfortunately I don’t have the answer either. But here’s something you can consider doing :

Have the “talk”. Yes, I know, it’s one of the most dreadful things to even think about. No one wants to open up and be seen as vulnerable. Well, get over it. It has to be done. Talk about where you see this “relationship” going, and what you want out of  it. Be as clear and direct as possible – this is your chance to speak out and define the terms.

I must confess I haven’t mustered the courage to have the “talk” yet. My version went a little differently:

“So I’m meeting this girl tomorrow”

Me: “Okay. Cool” (WHAT!?!? HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN??)

“Jealous?”

Me: “Nope. I’m fine” (I’M GONNA KILL YOU! AND HER!!)

I’m hoping I’ll be able to swallow my pride and have the “talk” soon. But in the meantime, at least I have this blog to vent out my frustrations. If anyone has any suggestions on how to avoid “sharing”, please share your thoughts! 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Of Sharing Fries And Men

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I know you wrote this post over 3 weeks ago, but thought i’d give my advice for future reference 😉 i waited waaaaay to long to have “the talk” with the last guy i dated (like a month of him dating other girls and i didn’t even know it). But i recently went out with a guy who very randomly, but thankfully, just threw out there on our first date that he was not dating and/or talking to other women. So maybe you throw it out there when you first meet a guy and see what his reaction is? That’s definitely what I’ll do in the future. And i also love the fries 🙂

  2. maybe when he says, oh well i’ll just share some of your fries, you have the chance to say, ok, and so i’ll share them around with the rest of the restaurant too eh…

  3. Avoid sharing. I don’t think so especially since that’s impractical in a marriage so my wife and I compromise she orders fried okra and I order fries which we share with each other since we like both. 🙂

  4. lol. I think it was a great natural selection, replacing of mice and men with of fries and men. Keep them coming I will visit your site when I get the chance.

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