Are you single and hating it? Or are you the type that gets tired of hearing people complain about how being single sucks? I touched on my feelings about this “epidemic,” for a lack of better words, that’s plaguing people all over the world in an article I wrote on Valentine’s Day. I must ask, why is being single such a bad thing? Why does it have such a negative stigma associated with it? How come are relationships valued so much higher? Why are we afraid of being alone?
I’ll never forget the time when I was moving into my apartment and the cable guy came to set up my box. I was currently hooking up my tv, DVD player, record player, receiver and my surround sound. Sounds like a complicated mess. He turned to me out of pure astonishment and said “you know how to do all that?” I was offended off the bat, as if he was questioning my intelligence and independence. I simply replied “who else is going to do it?” A literal question. And then I took a step back to let him do his thing and realized there had been no other way for me to do it but to do it on my own.
I had always been self sufficient and never relied on anyone to do anything for me. Did he expect my non-existent boyfriend or husband to come waltzing in to handle the job for me? I didn’t understand how this would come as a shock to someone…that there was no man to do the trying task. In all the cable box’s he’s installed, I was most likely the minority of what he’s used to seeing. I was single, independent and knew how to handle ****.