We’re in a fight.
This title could lead to many possible topics. I overheard it as part of someone’s telephone conversation. It was a woman, in the airport, seemingly alone, walking past me. I heard, “We’re in a fight. <pause> No, we’re in a fight.” Her intonation and my guessing led me to believe she was talking about her relationship with her significant other, and I thought, “Wow, I gotta blog about this.”
It made me think about Facebook relationship statuses. Okay so I am checking the options out – we have… Single, in a relationship, engaged, married, it’s complicated, in an open relationship, widowed, separated, divorced, in a civil union, and in a domestic partnership. Whoa, that’s a lot of options. I suppose they could add “all of the above” – teehee. Anyway, no “in a fight” option, although I would bet if they added it, people would use it.
What kind of way to describe a relationship is “in a fight?” I mean, you’re not actually in a fight when you say it like that. There is no one near you that you are fighting with. Maybe you’re having a fight, which could be over a period of time, but unless you are fighting right then, you are not in a fight (in my opinion).
So if you’ve had a disagreement with your significant other wouldn’t it be a good idea to work it out? This woman was getting on a plane while in a fight. Do you really want to go away with an unresolved issue? I’ll give you that if it’s a very recent disagreement, some time might be needed for calmer heads to prevail. I’m not someone who wants to discuss something I’m upset about right away. I don’t want to cause more problems with unkind words, so I will take some time to cool down and think about how I want to get my point across before I jump into the fray – grin. However, I can’t imagine getting on a plane while there is an unresolved issue with another family member. Maybe that’s just me & I’m the strange one – who knows.
I will say that you may want to consider mending fences with the person you are in a fight with before you board a plane. You never know when it may be the last time you see that person. Wouldn’t it be nice if your last words were, “I love you.”?