Honesty. I, for one, feel better.

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
August 8, 2010

I dragged HSG to hot yoga today. Not sure why I thought it would be a good idea to give my dater a front-row seat to me sweating profusely, but I knew it would make him feel better since he’s been under the weather.


After class we were starving (and insanely sweaty) and so I offered that we take showers at my place and then go out to eat.


The problem was that I had plans to clean my apartment today and so my place was not in good “come use my shower” condition. I have white tiles on my bathroom floor and if you’ve ever had a white-tile floor in dusty/dirty-air Los Angeles, you know they are a huge mistake.


So when we got to my place I hurried into the bathroom with some paper towels and surface spray and started wiping down the bathroom floor. It was very Monica, from friends.


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HSG: If you’re worried about a little dirt on the floor, you must be horrified by my place.


S.A.G.: No I’m not.


(uncomfortable pause)


That was a lie. I have actually been considering writing a blog about his apartment titled, “Don’t turn the lights on.”


Not one to lie, I followed my original answer.


S.A.G.: Well…(still wiping down the floor to avoid making eye contact)…what I mean is, I’m not horrified by it because I don’t have to live there.


HSG: Ha. Word.


If honesty is the basis of a good relationship, I think we’re off to a good start.



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3 Responses to “Honesty. I, for one, feel better.”

  1. Rose Says:

    S.A.G, I always admired your honesty.But I think you might have put it a little mildly, instead of slapping it on his face.No, I’m not advising lying to please a date, I for one, would never do that either. I’m also guilty of slapping stuff on a dater’s face few times.I later learnt to present the truth but polish it before I do.

    Perhaps along the lines of … No, I’m not horrified, but I love to keep my place clean and I always like clean places !!! This is enough hinting for him that you won’t like his place, so if he cares next time, he’ll try to keep it tidy. Else hint it out that, you like his apartment, but it’d have looked even more great if it’s a bit clean.

    Your sentence actually sounded like ( though you might not have planned it), you’d never live in his place ( aaand, with him ) ‘coz he’s not tidy.

  2. Single. Approachable. Girl. Says:

    Rose, are you really HSG posing as Rose?? :) I think you needed to hear my inflection. It was fairly playful.

  3. Rose Says:

    That was funny S.A.G. :-) Please don’t make me a guy just ‘coz I gave you some advice which could play in favor of H.S.G ! ;-)

    Yeah, probably I need to hear your inflection.I’m sure you’d have made it playful, but reading it seemed otherwise. Wish we heard your voice ! :-)

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