Twisting Old Stereotypes

| Romantic | January 30, 2016

(It’s late at night and I’ve been working for hours on editing, but I’ve still got lots of work to do when my boyfriend messages me on Skype asking for a video call before he goes to bed. I answer the call but continue to work on the side while we talk, but keep finding myself distracted by him.)

Me: “Everything you’re doing right now is distracting. Making cute faces, talking, telling me you’re going to be here next month, and our anniversary plans. It’s all distracting.”

Boyfriend: “So you’re saying you’d rather be miserable and stressed?”

Me: “No. What?”

Boyfriend: “Well, I’m distracting you with everything I do, right?”

Me: “Yes, I can’t work with you being so distracting all the time. I can’t do my job at all.”

Boyfriend: “So you want me to stop making you happy so you can get your job done.”

Me: “No! Now you’re just twisting everything I say.”

(A momentary pause as he looks at me with concern.)

Boyfriend: “I’ve become the woman…”

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