There are certain things that are frowned upon doing outside of your own home (or the home of your close friends or family). These things include (but are not limited to) walking around in your underwear (or less), burping so loud the walls shake, or hanging on to your own boobs (stay with me here).
There are ways, however, to sometimes get around the usual etiquette.
- Maybe you find some place that lets you walk (or run) around in your underwear. Maybe they even encourage it!
- Maybe when you let out a burp that would embarrass your mother and make your father proud and you’re in the middle of a crowded Blockbuster, you can blame it on your younger brother. Because that’s what younger brothers are for.
But I’m still not sure on the boob hold.
Listen, before you think I’m too weird, it’s not like that. More often than not I’m just sitting there, unsure what to do with my hands if I’m not holding my iPhone or the remote (ha! just kidding – I never get the remote!), and that natural built-in ledge just seems like the perfect place to put them.
I realized it had gotten bad, though, when we were at a friend’s apartment and I did it out of habit while he gave me a quizzical look. BNF started looking at me, too, and it dawned on me: “I completely forgot I wasn’t at home,” I told them. “I forgot where I was.”
RB didn’t really care – that’s how you can tell close friends – but I became hyper aware of this little tic.
The last thing I need is to be sitting in a staff meeting, holding my own chest.
On the one hand, this is a great excuse to take my iPhone everywhere I go.
On the other, I never want to have to explain that to El Jefe.