Friday, January 26, 2007

Thanks...but no thanks

The other day I was thinking about a screening device that I used during my single years. We all have certain tests that people need to pass to move up the relationship ladder and certainly this test was one of them...at least for me. Oddly enough, it has to do with the British Invasion.

This is my British rock hierarchy:

1. The Beatles
2. The Kinks/The Who
3. The Rolling Stones

If someone liked the Rolling Stones more than the Beatles, it was clear that the relationship would not be going much further in my book - of course I never actually articulated that thought to my date- but it was a clear undisputed fact and a deal breaker.

I could never really have meaningful intimacy with someone who didn't understand the nuances that make the music of The Who and The Kinks so great. If I had to explain I was merely wasting time that could be spent with someone else.

My husband passed that test with flying colors on our second date, among many other quizes, exams and experiments!

7 comments:

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

OMG, that is so funny. I have similar musical tests too. My hubby passed them as well.

Hey, stay warm. It's freeeezing here in the big apple!

Linda said...

Thanks back at ya. Just found you this morning. I'll be sure to come back and visit soon, neighbor.

Linda said...

yes ma'am. and that's just where i got it for my quinoa pudding! it was so good, i'm making a second batch tomorrow!

Writermama said...

Omigosh, you would have totally dumped me. I love the Rolling Stones most. What can I say?

east village idiot said...

Writermama - nothing is wrong with your taste! we can always be friends!

Von Krankipantzen said...

I would not have passed the test. Also the gender issue may have come up at some point as well. ;-)

east village idiot said...

Kranki - my love for you (and a few other chicks in my life) defy gender and rock issues!