Playing With The Fiscal Midriff

, | Romantic | November 4, 2013

(Because my boyfriend and I attend different colleges, we only get to see each other for a day or two, every two to three weeks. As such, whenever we do have time together, there is a lot of casual physical contact. We are lying in bed as we talk. My hands are on his chest and my legs are intertwined in his.)

Me: “So, if Congress hadn’t gone back in session, we would have gone over the fiscal cliff, right?”

Boyfriend: “Mhmm.”

(He grabs my hips and slides his fingers under the jean waistline.)

Me: “But wait, what exactly is the fiscal cliff?”

(I end up rolling on top of him and straddling his hips; I’m toying with the hem of his shirt.)

Boyfriend: “It’s pretty much where we pay off all of our debts and suffer the consequences.”

(The general touching and moving continues to increase nonchalantly in this manner.)

Me: “So, it’d be like the shut down, but worse, and a whole lot longer. Once we got out of it, however, would we’d be debt free and squeaky clean?”

Boyfriend: “Yep. It’d be really bad, but we’d still have things like scholarships for instate students, since it’s funded by the lottery.”

Me: “Do you realize that we’re having a pretty comprehensive conversation about economics, and we’re not even really paying attention to the fact that we’re grinding on one another? Is this normal?”

Boyfriend: “How am I supposed to know?”

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