Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Love Languages

When Camm and I were engaged, we registered at Target. The night we were registering, we got distracted in the book section by the book The 5 Love Languages. (For those who haven't heard of it, there are five different ways that people feel and show love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch). Camm's arm was around me, I had a big rock on my finger, and we were holding the registry gun as we skimmed the book together: obviously a mushy, engaged couple, right?

Suddenly this 20-something guy with his red Target employee badge and greasy dirty blonde hair came up to us. In this fake (yet serious) sensual voice he said to us, "That's a really good book to learn about love."

Oh great, I thought, last thing I need is a lesson from the greasy Target employee. 

"Are you dating anyone?" the thick-wannabe-lustful voice asked me.

"Yeah, we're together," I said with as much politeness as I could muster in the situation--really? How could we not be together?

Determined to finish his (trying to be) arousing speech, he said in the same voice"Well my love language is physical touch."

Wow, we put the book down and continued registering....

That happened 3 years ago. Today I remembered the book (not really thinking about the incident), and decided to check what my love language is. I went to the company's website here, and took their little test.

The result? Well my love language is physical touch. (imagine I said that in the same greasy voice from above). Ironic?

What are your experiences with this book? Do you find it helpful? What have you liked about it?

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