Why have modern relationships not caught up with modern technology?
I’m writing this post now because I’m not dating anyone, and thus I can safely discuss oops moments (speaking of which, wouldn’t Rick Perry like a 54-second rewind button?) without risk of being suffocated in my sleep.
And of course, this is strictly hypothetical–you can’t reverse time. Once you say something to your significant other, it’s out there even if you try to take it back. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could?
I think there would have to be a limited supply of undo buttons per person or else we’d abuse it. Maybe you could earn more by doing good deeds like taking out the trash when it’s not your turn or giving your honey a foot massage before she showers.
I remember one moment for which I definitely wish I had an undo button. This was years ago, and I was dating a woman with whom there wasn’t much of a physical spark. We were trying to get that chemistry going, so we described to each other what we liked and took turns giving and receiving. Above the waist stuff, no real hanky panky.
So I received first, and she proceeded to do nothing that I had described. She was clearly trying, but she also hadn’t really listened, so the more she tried, the more discouraged I became.
After about 10 minutes, she sat up and looked at me with a smile on her face. She was positively beaming with pride. I should have known then exactly what to say, but I was too caught up in my own selfishness and sexual frustration.
“So,” she said. “How was it?”
I paused, gathering my thoughts, yet somehow I wasn’t thinking at all.
I immediately felt terrible. I would have done anything for an undo button in that moment. I would have run a marathon for an undo button (I hate long distance running, anything over 400 yards). I would have eaten sauerkraut for an undo button. Sauerkraut, people! That’s how bad I felt.
Is there any time when you wish you had an undo button?