Off The Grid Fridays—I Love You

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There are two kinds of people in this world.

People who say I LOVE YOU and people who don’t.

My grandmother is a woman who says I LOVE YOU and she taught me that it’s important to say it at the end of every conversation — just in case that person gets hit by a bus and dies.

You want the last thing they remember about you to be love — not hate.

“What if you do hate them?” I asked Gramma.

“It would be horrible if someone died thinking you were mad at ’em. That would make you mean.”

Oh well, snap, I’m not mean and I don’t want that kind of guilt.  So I spent a majority of my life saying I LOVE YOU to just about every single person in my life.

But I married a dude who never says it.

Never.

“Saying it too often devalues the word.”

Right. Whatevs. Because that makes sense, too.

We’ve managed to work it out over the past fourteen years. I still say I LOVE YOU to everyone — my vet, the mailman, my colleagues — and I accept the fact that my husband won’t end every conversation by saying, “I love you… just in case you get hit by a bus.”

But if I get hit by a bus, he’s totally gonna see my point and feel bad about it.

How about you? Which camp are you in?

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