Where Cath over-analyses something.... hmmm surprise?
Sadly I do wait on any phone call or text message I get from Bond. I used to keep old messages to re-read later for my own amusement, and perhaps to read particularly lovely, or salacious, ones for other reasons. Not long ago, when reading over some of these messages, I began to notice something. Bond is not one for affectionate words, or really any great show of emotion. This has often been difficult for me, since I am quite emotionally needy. I like/need/desire daily affirmation of affection. Since I don’t get it from Bond, I would read over his old messages for that daily boost. I thought it cute that often he would end his messages with “Hugs and kisses – OXOXO”. Being me, I read a lot more affection into it than he probably meant to convey. But, regardless, they were comforting. For a while. Until I realized something.
HE WAS USING A FUCKING TEMPLATE!
When I asked him about it, he commented, “Of course! You think I would type it all in every time?”. Err, yes I did. Clearly I am naïve about this sort of thing. So does it mean less if it is affectionately "templated"?