I won’t explain the exact circumstances that inspired this post, but yous guys are pretty smart, so you can probably figure it out. You know how completely awful it is when someone touches you with their icy cold fingers – hoping to steal some of your warmth? You know how you shriek and scream when a loved one intentionally presses his or her frigid fingers against your bare skin around your waist? Or the worst – when you feel completely betrayed by a spouse or loved one when they climb under the bed covers with you and selfishly use your warm skin to try and warm their icicle toes?
I suspect this single act alone has destroyed more marriages than anything else – there is no forgiveness that can overcome this ultimate act of selfishness. And yet it’s so tempting to try and warm your cold fingers against the balmy skin of a spouse’s mid-section!
What if there’s a loophole? What if the warm-skinned spouse is asleep? What if you can steal some of their warmth without them ever finding out because they’re asleep???? It’s risky, sure – what if they wake up (oooh, what an awful way to be stirred from sweet slumber)? But if they don’t wake up, then it’s a perfect situation for both of you. Right? ….right? or is it still cruel?
In the left sidebar, you’ll find a poll. I’d like to know if you think it’s acceptable to warm your hands or toes on a loved one’s bare skin if they’re asleep (or in a coma or something) and won’t ever know. Also, comment below and let me know what you think.