I was recounting my weekend to a friend at work the other day; I was telling her about the Saturday night I'd just had. A guy I know, pretty well spent the whole night hitting on me and whispering sweet nothings in my ear. It was quite something really. Don't worry, I've known him for long enough that it wasn't creepy or anything... and I haven't known him for so long that it was creepy or anything.
Anyway, at one point he said:
Which immediately made me think:
And then that made me think about what it would actually be like to own the moon and the stars.
Not exactly something I'd turn down given the chance. Once I got to the end of that little tale, my friend burst out laughing:
Me: I know! Who says these things, right?
Her: Um... ... every guy?
Me: What?! No way!
Her: Yeah, totally. You've never had a guy say this shit to you before?
Me: No, I haven't... Have you?
Her: Tonnes of times!! Not any of your boyfriends? Not even your long-term boyfriend?
Me: No and no.
Me: I know! That's why it's so exciting!
Her: That's not what I was thinking.
Me: What were you thinking?
Her: You've dated assholes!!!
Apparently every guy that she's ever dated (or has ever wanted to date her) has said these things. She also suggested that this is what every guy says to get in a girl's pants. Not to say that that thought hadn't crossed my mind in the moment. In fact, a childhood conversation with my dad flashed before my eyes.
However, I immediately dismissed it as a possibility and allowed the sweet nothings to continue being whispered in my ear. Maybe I'm easily swindled by it because no guy has ever been (or even feigned to be) romantic like that before. Or perhaps the world is different than the moon and the stars. Not likely
Big thanks to EliseArt for providing the illustrations