Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sexy Girl to the Rescue

So there I was throwing coffee grinds down the garbage disposal, only half-awake and the pooch needing a walk, when I heard it. The unmistakeable sound of this ol' disposal grinding to a halt. Thankfully my plumber lives around the corner and came to my rescue.

No, I would not describe him as the Sexy Girl in this post's title. But he spotted a bottle of Sexy Girl Romance Mist among some of the other BE products. I gave Mr. Plumber Man a little spritz so he could smell it, and then he did the most lovely thing.

He said he wanted to buy a bottle right then and there for his long-time partner who suffers from bipolar disorder. It wasn't that he was trying to get a leg up, so to speak, in the bedroom. He just wanted to spray some Sexy Girl on his sexy girl's pillow that night so that she would be reminded - in one of her darker moments - that she was still sexy in his eyes no matter how hard things got for her.

Obviously mental illness is not something to take lightly or joke about. I just thought it was remarkable that someone who doesn't really know me at all would share something so private about his life with his beloved. It's so much easier in our society to talk about the ins & outs of sex: how to do it better, who to do it with, improving technique...but so much more difficult to talk about the dark corners in our lives that are so difficult to share with other humans. And on that day I felt honored that someone shared something real with me, and that I could help by lending an ear and sharing a little aromatherapy rescue into the mix.

I'd like to think they'll live happily ever after, but I think just living and being there for each other is an amazing accomplishment! This is a shout out to Mr. Plumber Man & his sweetheart, an original Sexy Girl.

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