NaBloPoMo Prompt for Thursday, June 24, 2010
Perhaps you've played this game. Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse lets you have one free pass. One special man or woman who is so attractive and out of reach that if circumstances allowed it, your partner would allow you to sleep with that person. Most monogamous couples feel safe with the free pass rule as it's more theoretical than practical. Still, if your partner gave you a free pass, would you use it? On who?
Okay. I have been married for a really long time. A really long time. This is a stupid game unless your intention is to sow discontent and mistrust. It's a sucker punch waiting to land. More dangerous than -- do these jeans make my butt look big?
So, no, I wouldn't.
I would, however, give unprotected rescue breathing to Jake Gyllenhaal.