#572 Virginity pact
Saturday 3rd October, 2009
Recently, when he stays over at mine, upon waking my boyfriend logs in and plays with his Blackberry. He spends hours on Facebook and ignores me. Of course, he needs to be in touch for work, but can’t he wake me up some other way?… Any ideas?…
(from GWI by email)
Feel taken for granted? Lacking a morning embrace? Perhaps your boyfriend is saving you from morning breath danger, rather than being obtrusively rude after all. His blackberry acts as a small shield in this version of events.
Sadly, now that we are so rarely away from communication, when the situation does arise, the imperative is to be back in touch as soon as possible. In general, the etiquette surrounding staying over night are in this instance largely put to one side as incoming communication takes priority. True disconnection then is only ever encountered again on ‘special occasions’ as anniversaries or when the Blackberry’s battery has run down.
Upon his entering your abode put up a digital force-field. Then no device shall work. No force-field? Next time, you should also seek to remove all such devices with a frisking at the front door and then fling such technology with relish back into the street. The advantage of this is it contains a love test. If he runs back outside to retrieve such devices; SHUT, with a flourish and a loud BANG your very threshold. IF, however, he catches on and responds instead with a passionate embrace, your evening and morning time shall be a happy one.
After his stay over, it would be polite to position yourself at the front door and do a reverse of the above; putting back into his hands his various devices and the power of connectivity. Repeat as a custom on each staying over. He should get the hint.
Outside your home, when you are on a date, keep his blackberry close to hand – perhaps disposed into your handbag. Then upon combination of a fine evening out; wine, food etc. adn the lag between the Starters and Main, you can Facebook yourself and throw yourself into his digital reverie.Tweet