Today at work one of my more chatty guests asked me a series of questions (later disclosing that he was a sociology major). He asked, excessively leaning over the table in my direction, these 5 questions :
“If you were on your way to your boyfriend’s house and you could either go down this beautiful long, country landscape road to his house or your could take a quick back road route; which would you take?”
First I gayfully questioned, “What if I don’t have a boyfriend?”, uncertain as to where the conversation was leading. But I quickly decided that in the scenario I would take the short road.
“On the way there you come across a beggar selling roses on the street, out of the 10 roses you buy for your boyfriend how many of them are red and how many are white?”
Easy. “All 10 are red”.
“Okay,” he licked his lips. ” You get to your boyfriend’s house and his mom opens the door, do you walk in or ask your boyfriend’s mother to inform him your at the door?”
Again I had an interjection, “well it depends on how long we have been dating”, I could tell that these questions only required a simplistic answer. “I would ask his mom to get him I guess”
“Well his mom just lets you in, you walk into his room and don’t see him; do you leave the flowers on his bed or the windowsill next to his bed?”
Another easy one, “on the bed”. I smiled, I could tell by his goofy smile he enjoyed that response.
“Okay well now you head home, and once again you can either take the short cut, or that beautiful way that’s a longer drive; which do you take?”
Hmmm, well if I’m going home, ain’t no rush right? “The long way”. He awkwardly rubs my shoulder and sighs a weird and flirty “aawww”.
From the 5 answers I provided him with, this Hispanic, 24 year old community college student, drinking Miller Lite in my section at work was able to conclude:
SHORT ROAD TO BF- YOU FALL IN LOVE FAST- regrettably, naively, true of me.
RED ROSES(signifies giving)/WHITE ROSES(signifies receiving)- all my roses were red, mostly a giver. Always trying to make others happy. I do incessantly splurge on others when I should save.
ASK HIS MOM TO GET HIM- this he explained, symbolizes that as a person, when a conflict arises I rather not deal with it upfront, almost passive-aggressive in nature. Not quite certain that I portray a characteristic like that but low key I’m a bitch.
FLOWERS ON BED-opposed to a person who would leave the flowers on the windowsill; I miss my lover a lot when I am not with them. I do.
LONG ROAD HOME- much like the first question, but the opposite amount of time in the reverse direction. It takes me a long time to stop loving some one. So f***king true. It sucks.
Immediately upon the psychosis feedback arrival; images, memories, snapshots of old feelings buzzed in my head and there was the evidence; supporting everything he just said. In 5 short questions he summarized a simplified version of how I loved. It was quizzical and amusing how my own attributes were laid in front of me.
My unconscious responses were somehow conscious of my inner romanticism.
I’m not sure if the guy is creditable, but I like to think so.