This happened before our exclusivity conversation.
I like doing nice things for people. I’m not always the most thoughtful and selfless, but I have my moments. Here’s a wee example.
The night Tony made me dinner at his place we got onto the topic of garbage can bags. We both have kitchen garbage cans by Simple Human, and this is not a brand where any generic bag will do. It’s all messy and drives me a little crazy.
Not sure why, but one time at my place I told him about one time when my recycling bin got chucked along with the recycling, leaving me needing to buy a new insert for my bin. I couldn’t get it delivered to my country so had one delivered to a family member in another country… along with 200 of the garbage bags I needed. They are expensive in my country and a pain in the ass to buy.
So at his place, he mentioned he was frustrated because he was almost out of bags and they were hard to find.
I know, I know… you are thinking “wow such exciting topics Ann… no wonder you can’t keep a man”.
Fast forward to a day last week when I’m at one of a handful of stores that sells this brand. I texted Tony mentioning I was at the store and would be happy to pick some up for him if he liked?
Now, I hate it when people say no to that kind of thing, when I know they could use the help. It’s never a bother and I ask because it’s a nice thing to do, not because it’s a big deal for me at all.
I was half convinced he would say no. Because I keep thinking that’s how the narrative of our relationship is going to go.
I know I need more excitement in my life when I was happy he said yes, I could do that little thing for him. So I stepped it up a notch and – wait for it – we had a conversation about BATHROOM garbage cans.
Whee!! The thrilling and scintillating Ann St. Vincent, ladies and gentlemen.
Again, it had been a topic of conversation. The man doesn’t have garbage cans in his bathrooms and I explained this could be a problem for female guests. We giggled about scenarios.
I happen to have the perfect and inexpensive garbage can for between a toilet and a tub / wall. They also sell them at this store. I sent him a pic and said “hey they have these if you want them”. Again, he took me up on the offer.
It was a little thing, but it made me happy. While I don’t want to read too much into it, I liked that he let me do it.
Now, if only I could see him to be able to give them to him!!