As a single gal, I can say with some confidence that there are definitely moments that make you feel your singlehood more than others. Ordering Chinese take out for one is ALWAYS one of them.
I never watched “Sex in the City” in real time. I tend to buck major pop culture trends (I have yet to read any of the Harry Potter books or see any of the movies, for example), so when every one of my girlfriends, and my roommate at the time, was obsessed with the TV show, I avoided it.
It wasn’t until TBS picked it up that I started watching it, and I will readily admit now that it was a flipping brilliant show. I think most single girls can probably find a little piece of themselves in Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha – and you can certainly identify with moments that the show played up.
Today, I had a single girl, “Sex in the City” moment today. Worth sharing…
I’ve not had the best few days. A discussion with a close friend yesterday left me feeling pretty beat up and questioning a lot of things. I’m drowning at work, not sure of my role or my worth. I haven’t been able to get out and start training for my half marathon, and that’s got me stressed. And…Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Depressing.
I woke up late this morning, so I didn’t eat breakfast. Worked through the day today without taking lunch, managed to grab a Fiber One bar out of the vending machine at about 1 PM, but by the time 5:30 rolled around, I was starving.
So, to make myself feel better (and yet, somehow, worse at the same time), I ordered Chinese take out for dinner from my favorite place. It’s cheap, it’s fast and it’s delicious. The place is family run and pretty consistent on who answers the phones, but today, there was a voice I didn’t recognize. And if you’re familiar with “Sex in the City,” you’ll understand this…it was the happy, giggly Chinese takeout girl that Miranda nearly confronts. I nearly hung up the phone.
But I was too hungry and now craving Chinese food. So I placed my order and then headed over to pick it up. I couldn’t stop laughing the whole time, even as this sweet girl was handing me my receipt with two hands and over-smiling.
First time I laughed all day.
Thank goodness for single girl moments.