Family vacation has come and gone. It was pretty cool being able to “bond” with the folks that I work with everyday. But one of the cooler moments was when we were just sitting on the beach and someone walked up behind me and covered my eyes. Surprise!!! It was my girlfriend. I knew she was coming but she arrived about 3 hours early and joined the beach fun. Thanks to the folks at the Hard Rock for such an awesome time.
Having a girlfriend join in on work events can be dicey but she seems to get along with everyone and everyone seems to get along with her.
Even though she does get along with everyone here at work, there is one thing that she would change about me if she could, whether it’s on a work trip or at home. I think it was because at some point during the trip, I left the room to “excuse myself.” Ok, you have been in this situation haven’t you? You’re in a regular sized hotel room and it hits you. It’s time for a bathroom event. So, I probably said something like I need to go to the front desk for something. When in reality, I was just wanting a little privacy for my bathroom extravaganza. So, when I came back, I may have said something like, “Wow, that was a long way to go just to go to the bathroom.” She started asking me why didn’t I use the bathroom in the hotel room and I was trying to tell her that it was because I needed a moment to myself. She went on to tell me that she wanted me to feel comfortable enough around her to do that in front of her. Well, maybe not RIGHT in front of her but she didn’t want me to have to leave the hotel room. She asked if my dad did it in front of my mom. YES, he did. But that was after years of marriage. I have no idea when you get to that point. BUT I am not there yet. I know she’s a doctor and has seen all sorts of things but I think that some things should remain private…almost sacred. And that’s one of them. So, when do you guys think that enough time has passed to do EVERYTHING in front of your significant other?