Last Friday afternoon I noticed a friend leaving work earlier than usual. Leave about 4 O’clock on Friday and no one finds it odd. Head to the elevator with your backpack about 3 O’clock and people notice.
With a silent chuckle in my voice I asked him for his excuse to start his weekend early.
“My wife and I have a date tonight. It’s our Friday night date”, he responded.
You know me. Mouth formed a parabolic “u” as I congratulated him. “So where you going tonight”, I asked.
“Nowhere. The new season of House of Cards is available and we’re going to watch it.”
You and I just made the same assumption. There are 13 episodes in the new season just awaiting a binge-watching party. Imagine, hour upon hour of Frank and Claire Underwood’s conniving and cunning, intrigue and belligerence.
I calculated: He left about three. Should be home and in front of the TV by four. Mission accomplished before sunrise Saturday.
“No.”, he informed me. “We’ll be lucky to make it through one episode.”
I don’t know the reason for barely making it through a single episode. Could be the kid won’t give them a break until they’re exhausted. Maybe they’re easily bored. Maybe snuggling up on the couch led to distractions greater than Molly Parker or Mahershala Ali.
Whether they watched one episode or more, whether they fell asleep from exhaustion or succumbed to distraction, it is obvious he purposely carved time out of his busy week to romance his sweetheart. It was a simple, inexpensive and stress-free Romantic Interlude he created for her.
You can create an easy, unpretentious, relaxed Romantic Interlude like that for your sweetheart. It’s an easy winner, especially when your sweetheart prefers to be romanced with the gift of time. Something to consider. Robert