We don’t really love each other.
What happens when the summer’s over?
How long before distance becomes a chore?
I’m approaching with great, great trepidation.
I hope you’ll understand.
I have to admit that I am probably one of the few people who wish they could skip the beginning parts of relationships [friendships, colleagues, relationships-relationships, etc], all relationships, and get to the part where it’s mutual insults, sarcasm and general merriment. I absolutely despise the whole “what is your favorite color?” “what is your favorite animal?” part of the relationship. I would love to skip to the part where you make fun of me for not using proper grammar or for being a nerdy little kid who cries at everything and loves to play Tetris on my free time.
I know it takes time to really get to know people but to be honest my opinion of people doesn’t change because they like orange or they love monkeys it changes because you’re a jerk and treat people like crap or, on the other hand, volunteer and are generally awesome. Everything else is just details I’ll pick up along the way. I only know that it takes me [generally] around 20 minutes of talking to you to know if I want to be your new best friend forever. I know if I can trust you with certain information or if you’re going to be an acquaintance or if I’m just going to be polite to you. Granted in time my idea of you will change and I will allow for that to happen but I guarantee it has nothing to do with those beginning questions of what you do on the weekends or what your favorite movie is. It comes by what you do for others and for yourself, how you treat people and most importantly if you don’t mind me making fun of you because of your taste in movies [all in jest, of course]. I love it when people do it back as well.
I am by nature a very sarcastic person but I know that most people are put off by it and think it’s one of my worst qualities. So I want to skip the part where I have to pretend I’m not nearly as sarcastic as I really am. I know I shouldn’t play down my nature but the problem is so many people take it the wrong way. They think I’m being a bitch or I’m ungrateful when in reality I just feel socially inept and awkward. That is why I hate the beginning part of all relationships, I’m impatient and want the nervous awkwardness to be over with because it makes me uncomfortable. Am I the only one who wishes it wouldn’t increase the awkwardness by coming out and saying “can we skip all the awkwardness, I’m not made of glass, make fun of me because I love kid movies or have an alarm on my phone for when certain TV shows come on. Seriously?”