When you have had a day in the car, on a road trip, full of wonderful banter and laughing….

When you get out of the car for a break in your journey together, and you hear them say:

“I’m just f*cking in LOVE with my new *car/camera/optional object*!! ”

And you smile and, with a thorn in your heart, say: “Well… some people are in love not with things… but, with other people…”

And you wait, for a split second, with your heart in your mouth, for their answer. (Perhaps they’ll surprise you, this time?)

“Oh… well, I mean…. it’s really good… it’s state of the art, you know”.

Anticipated Disappointment.