Friday, August 3, 2012

Tip #66: The Inside Joke

No matter at what point in a relationship you find yourself in, from the courting phase to having been married for what might seem like an eternity, it is very important to share at least one or many private inside jokes that are only funny and meaningful to just the both of you. Something that only both of you will relate to and will leave the rest of the world scratching their heads trying to figure it out.

Allow me to give you a quick example: BATH SALTS. Now…to most people…the combination of these two innocuous words of “bath” and “salts” would only describe a frivolous beauty or relaxation product and certainly not trigger a humorous response…granted. However, for the lovely creature I am seeing and myself, not only do these two mundane words strung together makes us giggle like giddy little schoolgirls, but it also denotes a meaning of attraction and passion!

Here is how “Bath Salts” breaks down for us: Remember a few months ago, there was a pretty twisted story out of Miami, Florida in which a homeless man was found buck-naked and chewing off the face of another homeless man who was also in the buff? Well, if you do or don’t remember, the outcome of this very bizarre story was that the aggressor in this incident was completely zoinked out on a bad batch of LSD, but he said to the authorities that he had taken bath salts! In a matter of hours from the news breaking there was a huge online social network buzz calling this the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse. Now, with that nugget of information in mind, one night my precious and I, after some substantial drinking, found ourselves in a blatant public display of affection…and let’s just say it was said to have been...somewhat messy. After a few days, some of her friends mentioned to her that it looked as though we were chewing our faces off as we kissed…and from that moment on the inside joke of “BATH SALTS!” was born! So now, every time we want to discreetly communicate to each other the notion that one of us totally wants to snog the other randy, we simply say “bath salts” and then it’s usually followed up by a “Rawr! Nom Nom Nom!” and sealed with a dainty kiss.

A little complicated? Sure. But that’s what makes it our own! We have another triggered by the words “EGG WHITES!” but that one is way too personal to post on this blog. To create your own personalized inside joke moment you both have to be, first of all, on the same wavelength about many things. Then, when the right moment happens (you’ll just know when this happens…you’ll feel a strong connection in sense of humor) solidify the idea, situation, meaning, etc. with a simple title, gesture, or even a facial expression, as long as it serves as code between the two of you. Lastly, if the inside joke becomes outdated, stale, or no longer relevant…no worries…find or make up a new one! Bonus: Two Goths smiling and laughing to themselves over an inside joke scares the bejeezus  out of Day-Crawlers!!!