Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Helpful tip!

I learned this from watching a handful of romantic comedies in the mists of the past and now from Heroes, and I thought I would pass the useful advice on to you:

If you see the person you are dating embracing another, before you pitch a hissy fit and storm off to destroy the relationship/yourself/the world/whatever, determine whether the embracee is: a) a sibling, parent, or other close family member; b) a friend who has just received bad news; c) a friend who has not just received bad news but would for reasons of their own like a hug; d) someone in need of the Heimlich maneuver; e) ...anything else reasonable. Which covers a lot of ground.

Better yet: do not date people you don't trust to hug other people.

"She's going off to have dinner with someone else! Oh noes! Not--dinner!"

There, just think how much trouble I saved you.

(People who thought Season One of Heroes was good: really? Really? Trite RomCom Maneuver Number Three? This is the good stuff? What's Sylar going to do next, hire a band to sing off-key under Claire's window?)
Tags: small screen
Subscribe

  • Books read, late March

    Pat Cadigan, Patterns. Reread. One of the strange things about keeping a booklog is that you can discover that you had the urge to read the same…

  • Star Scouts, by Mike Lawrence

    Review copy provided by First Second Books. Some kids’ books are really everybody books, but we call them kids’ books because…

  • Books read, early March

    The vertigo is bad and I am reading a lot right now. I’m also bouncing off a lot of library books–more books than I read this fortnight.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 68 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • Books read, late March

    Pat Cadigan, Patterns. Reread. One of the strange things about keeping a booklog is that you can discover that you had the urge to read the same…

  • Star Scouts, by Mike Lawrence

    Review copy provided by First Second Books. Some kids’ books are really everybody books, but we call them kids’ books because…

  • Books read, early March

    The vertigo is bad and I am reading a lot right now. I’m also bouncing off a lot of library books–more books than I read this fortnight.…