I Might Be Having An Affair
My life it too busy, too full, too crazy. I have too much stress and I know it. I need more help and I thought I’d found it.
But, recently, I’ve come to realize that I might have a whole other problem that slowly developed without me realizing it. Something that crept into my life with tiny, unnoticeable steps.
I think I might be having an affair.
I’m a little stressed about it.
What do you think?
I find myself saying “I’m just checking my e-mail,” as I sneak off more and more frequently. Am I rationalizing something I already know is wrong?
I pause and linger at the counter when I see something I know The Object of My Affection would look great in.
I get a warm feeling when I hear The Object of My Affection calling me.
I find myself tempted to spend time with The Object of My Affection that I really should spend with my family or their laundry.
I feel excited, my heart racing, when I reach for The Object of My Affection after we have been apart, and I dream about being able to be together all the time.
I go first to The Object of My Affection when I have news, or a funny cartoon, or a poignant thought.
I share all of the intimate details of my life with The Object of My Affection, everything from when my youngest loses a tooth to when I “started” that month to what contracts I’m hoping to win this week.
Sometimes, in the midst of the craziness of life, I will sneak off for time alone with The Object of My Affection.
Before I start a new project or schedule an event I nearly always check with The Object of My Affection.
I patiently explain to The Object of My Affection what exactly I want, even when I am losing my temper with the rest of the world.
I get grumpy when I don’t get to spend time with The Object of My Affection.
Thinking about turning on The Object of My Affection gives me a thrill.
When friends or family members ask me about my relationship with The Object of My Affection I tend to minimize it, and to laugh off their concerns, but secretly I worry about the same things.
Now that I see all of the signs here before me, I realize there is no denying it.
I am having an affair…
…with my iPhone.
Does Radioshack or BestBuy have counselors for that? I’m sure there’s a line at The Apple Store.
Laugh Out Loud!
How has The Object of Your Affection squeezed more time and attention out of your life? Are our smartphones more than just smart? Are they taking over our lives? Is SkyNet the next step?
Shoot me a comment.
I’m looking forward to hearing about what you think!