Member Rara Avis
In a recent movie I watched, there was a certain phrase used, by multiple characters at different times, that I found *really* irritating. The first time it was used, it went something like this:
"I could never be with anyone who didn't take politics as seriously as I do."
Okay, I thought - maybe this character isn't a complete jerk, maybe his whole life revolves around his social conscience and it's something he does feel that strongly about. Then, later, my favorite actress in the whole world says:
"I could never be with anyone who owned a boat."
A boat? Com'on here, guys. There was no intimation prior to this in the story-line hinting she had experienced some particularly traumatic event on a boat, nor really any mention (by her) of boats at all. It was out of left field, and seemed a really inane criteria for love.
But it did get me thinking about it. Even though few of us have probably put such things into words (and poets most certainly should be doing that!), I'll bet most of us do have some sort of such criteria - things we absolutely could not accept in a relationship.
Ignoring the obvious (I could never be with anyone who was a serial killer), how would YOU fill in the blanks?
I would never be with anyone who _________ !