Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Today a momentous thing happened. The Mister and I opened a joint bank account.

Not so unusual, I know. We've been living together for over a year and a half. We share most things already:

  • Bills
  • Milk
  • Not toothbrushes. (well, ok, once. I was desperate and we were staying away from home.)
  • A really weird penchant for trying to guess the students' subjects on University Challenge before they announce them. (It's pretty easy to spot a Physicist. They usually look like Brian May.)
  • An annoying propensity to play 'the adverts game' even when in public, at the cinema. (This is when you try to name the company or product first, without it being mentioned or flashed up on-screen, for the uninitiated). He ALWAYS gets them. It's ok when we play at home, except that every time he guesses it's the Kindle advert correctly, I have to listen to him humming the annoying music for the rest of the ad's duration, whilst doing an annoying little victory dance.
We're both only children (with the exception of half-siblings we didn't ever live with), so you might say that we had to be taught to share in a way that I suppose those in larger families do not. Or maybe it's the opposite. Maybe if you had many brothers and sisters around you, clambouring to stick your prized lego up their nose, or eat your fingerpaints, you'd learn to hoard.

Anyway, I digress. This sharing is different. It's the first time in my life I've ever linked myself with another human being to this extent. It's not about the finances. It's about the trust.

I trust someone else to keep up their end of the bargain and pitch in. And that's a nice feeling.


  1. Love this post. Am very familiar with the advert game myself.
    Sharing is a good thing, thanks for sharing all this here. I was told from early childhood that sharing is fun until I actually believed it. I sometimes overshare.
    And I don't mind sharing a toothbrush with loved ones. A bank account is quite another matter... ;)

  2. Nice!
    Best wishes to your joint venture!

  3. Hurray for someone else who knows what the adverts game. But surely the shared toothbrush is too far?!

    Maybe I'm a dental prude. Oh dear.