- Mr. Coffee
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
for an entire week! Oh wait a minute… you… you didn’t think I meant… oops. 🙂
Miss Coffee is lucky to have a job where they actually give their employees ample amount of vacation days. Not to mention, she also receives paid sick days and this crazy thing called ‘Personal Days’?!?! “What is the difference between a personal day and vacation day”?
Apparently, a personal day is when you have an emergency and need to leave for the day. For example, Miss Coffee receives a phone call from president Obama asking her to once again, save the planet from space aliens. In a situation like this, Miss Coffee would ask to use a personal day. If I told my employer that I had to leave work to save the planet from a potential zombie invasion… no doubt, their response would be “so you want to use one of your vacation days”?
I’m getting off track; this post is really about the following question:
How long can you function in this world without seeing your partner?
I remember what it was like being single; its true, single life has both positives and negatives. For example, when I was single nobody questioned why I was sitting on the couch watching a Happy Days marathon. However, after being with Miss Coffee for the past couple years… I’ve forgotten how to properly function without her in my daily life. The key term in that sentence is ‘properly function’! It’s not like I need Miss Coffee to hold my hand while I travel to work each morning, I certainly do not require help when using the bathroom, or making a cup of coffee. Safe to say, I can function without Miss Coffee in my daily life.
However, when Miss Coffee and I are apart for more than 48 hours… to be honest, I loose my mind! The strangest things begin to happen; I trip over my own two feet when walking to the office, my hands begin to uncontrollably shake which makes pouring coffee a challenge. In the end, I can’t seem to ‘properly’ function when Miss Coffee is gone for more than 2 days. Earlier this month she went back to Michigan for the weekend and by Sunday morning… I turned into a hermit. When were apart, I know Miss Coffee misses me tremendously… she expresses it all the time while being away. We both struggle with being apart for anything more than a couple days!
Miss Coffee is going back to Michigan in the middle of November… for an entire week!!! She’s spending time with friends and family; plus doing many wedding tasks… like bridesmaid dress shopping. If I turn into a hermit after 2 days; DEAR GOD! What will I become after 5 days!
“Come on babe! It’s only a week… you’ll be fine”
This comment came from Miss Coffee after I expressed that not having her around for a week was equal to being force fed nails and tacks! Her comment has been ringing in my ear for the past 2 weeks… leaving me to ask questions like “Am I some kind of wimp” or “do other guys love it when their FI/WI leave town”? Often, I will have grand plans to go watch a football game with a buddy, work on a project, or even do some writing… but they always seem to fall through. In reality, I end up eating too much junk food, cleaning the apartment, and watching all 3 Back to The Future movies on cable television. I just can’t seem to properly function without Miss Coffee!
Please note, I’m not saying that by day 3 I’ll be crying in my Cheerio’s and screaming “MISS COFFEE COME BACK”! I’m just saying that when Miss Coffee is away… I just don’t feel right. It’s almost like I’ve been ill these past 2 years and Miss Coffee is my daily medicine. She makes me stronger, focused, and in good spirits! When I don’t take this needed medicine for a couple days… well, I get sick. I don’t think I’m out of normal realm here… or am I?
I just want to hear from fellow bees on this subject: answer the following 3 questions:
1. How long can you ‘properly’ function without your partner PHYSICALLY in your daily life?
2. What (if any) behavioral changes does your partner go through when your away for a long time?
3. What (if any) behavioral changes do YOU go through when your away from your partner for a long time?
I’m hoping this is a good post and many of you enjoy answering the above questions. In the end, I think my feelings and emotions are simply saying “Guess what buddy… you can’t live without her”. So when Miss Coffee and I are apart my behavioral changes should be a nice reminder of that fact.
You should also know that when Miss Coffee and I moved to Chicago… she came out 8 weeks ahead of me!!! That was the WORST 8 weeks of my entire life!!! I honestly gained 10 pounds and didn’t sleep during most of that time. I also grew a beard and joined a cult that worshipped Papa Smurf!
Ok… that last part is not true