Now, I’m bringing this up because I remember when “just for one”/individually wrapped/”bah ha, you have no one. Enjoy the taste of loneliness” products came out, I hated them. I thought they were depressing and would even give my shopping cart a complex. But the mindset has completely changed. Now I think, “Oo. I won’t have leftovers that I’ll forget about in the back of the fridge,” and “My Sam’s Club bag of broccoli doesn’t come with cheese sauce and a nifty tray!” I understand there are still disadvantages. Yes, the family-size lasagna costs about $6 and feeds eight and I can only buy two lean cuisines for that, but imagine the savings on Tupperware! And the fact that I’m not supporting all those stinking kids eating my lasagna.
This is the time to be selfish, yes? Some may say that it sounds like I don't have room for anyone else in my life or my cupboards (which, come on, is kinda true), but I'm of the mindset that someday I’m going to have stinking kids, and I’m pretty sure they won’t be able to fend for themselves while I’m perched on the counter eating my Thai garden boca burger. I'll actually have to cook a meal and serve it on plates. Now I get to nuke my Lipton's Pasta Sides in Tupperware, eat it straight out of the bowl and if I happen to have leftovers, pop on the lid and into the fridge it goes. Don't think my future family will appreciate eating out of the same giant bowl. As if it were a trough. For animals.
So fellow singles, embrace the just for ones while you still can. Someday we’re going to be up to our ears in price club purchases and family size potato au gratin, longing for the days of Lean Cuisine and single-serve Uncle Bens.
Viva la vie célibataire!
(Oh goodness. I can’t decide of the word for “single” in French reminds me more of “celebrate” or “celibate”… Let’s go with celebrate!)