Note: The "Trooper" in question is not actually in the military. It's a metaphor, people.

September 18, 2007

Overheard in Bed #1

Welcome to the first "Overheard in Bed" posting. This new sub-category on Dating is Warfare is intended as a repository for direct quotes uttered while just waking up or drifting off to sleep in bed with a partner.

I don't know about you, but some of the best one-liners I've ever heard have been during this marginal time period when your guard is down and the rest of the world seems really far away. For me, it's usually about uninhibited silliness. Running with a stupid joke far longer than you ever would or could out in the vertical, everyday world. Basically, it's like 6th grade -- but without the social awkwardness (and the clothing).

The more "Overheard in Bed" contributions the better, so chime in if you've got 'em!

A few clarifications first:
1) This is intended only for conversational events that take place in bed. It does not cover any -um- activities that may (or may not) take place on the mattress . So if you're looking for those kind of quotes, there are plenty of other places for that on the web. I won't be offended if you move on.
2) For those concerned with privacy rights, I have received Wine Guy's permission to share all Overheard in Bed quotes. However, I will avoid attributing the quotes - not that I imagine it will be all that hard to figure out who said what!
3) Yes, I "borrowed" this idea from my new favorite site Overheard in New York.

OK, here we go.

Overheard in Bed #1
"Maybe that's why you annoy me so much! Because you remind me of me -- and I annoy me so much!"