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“I’m gonna go work out.”
“What time will you be back?”
“I dunno. 2:15.”
This isn’t to make my girlfriend look bad though she’ll think I’m talking trash. “Promise?” rolls easily off her tongue as it does off the tongues of many women. The constant need for security pervades from the most simple personal exchange up to political philosophy. Barack Obama didn’t response to the dangling “Promise?” with “Uhh…”. He hopped to and bellowed “Yes ma’am.”
I think of the wedding ring, the engagement ring, and the “promise” ring. All of these are security deposits usually put out by the man in a relationship so that the woman can feel at ease about her future.