A roommate conversation at the dinner table:
Me: I just read an article about how there are five cat personalities, and Hans Harrison is definitely a “human cat” because he loves snuggles and invading personal space.
Roommate #1: A guy was telling me today about how men are dogs and women are cats.
Me: Okay, but there are five cat personalities, so, gender binaries are restrictive.
Roommate #1: He said that men fall in love very quickly, and women are more hesitant. They evaluate a guy before liking him.
Me: No, that guy is totally wrong! It’s not a man/woman thing, it’s just a personality thing. Think of all the girls who see a guy and fall head over heels in love with him.
Roommate #2: I evaluate. It takes me a long time to decide if I like a guy or not. Don’t you?
Me: No! It doesn’t happen very often, but when I do fall in love with a guy, I go from meeting him to realizing we are soulmates within 24 hours.
Roommate #2: Okay, but don’t you like it when men pursue you and convince you to give them a chance?
Me: NO. That is a huge turnoff.
Roommate #1: Huh.
Me: Oh no. Am I the DOG in the house with three cats?? That is so unfair!
Roommate #2: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Me: Or maybe it just means that I am attracted to cats!
Roommate #1: HAHAHAHAHA.
Me: No, not like, cats, but like you, but not like you—
Roommate #2: We are learning a lot about each other.