I Object: Single is NOT the New Social Outcast

8 Mar

According to a enlightening ridiculous NYT piece, people who live alone are, apparently, totalfreakingweirdos.

The evidence for the said “people who live alone will undoubtably turn into social lepers” argument is completely erroneous and humorous all at once.

  • Kramer is NOT a good example of what happens to people when they live alone. I’ve yet to substitute butter for tanning oil and there are no plans to begin washing vegetables in the shower.
  • Singing along to Journey is COMPLETELY NORMAL. And singing in the shower? It is widely known that bathrooms have amazing acoustics.
  • Laundry left in the dryer is a sign of laziness. The same goes for dishes in the sink, not vacuuming, and other various physical manifestations of sloth.
  • Champagne at 8 a.m.? It’s called a freaking mimosa. And they’re delicious.
  • Matthew Morrison has publicly admitted to going on a sweet-potato only diet and I’m pretty sure he’s not a social outcast. He’s just insanely good looking.

Living alone is normal. So is living with your significant other. Stockpiling canned soup and bottled water for the apocalypse while trying out for Hoarders? That’s just plain scary.

I seriously believe this author deliberately searched out the weirdest, oddest, quirkiest people to interview for this article. And completely ignored the larger subset of TOTALLY NORMAL people who live by themselves. The concept of sample size? I don’t believe that was applied here…

Living alone doesn’t turn you into Bridget Jones or a social pariah. Living alone teaches you to be alone.

And the best part?

I watch football in my underwear. And I’m pretty sure my future husband won’t complain about that.


7 Responses to “I Object: Single is NOT the New Social Outcast”

  1. sexytofu March 8, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Everyone should live alone. The people (women especially) who go right from living with parents to living with friends to living with spouses have no idea how to function independently and therefor if they are forced to live alone later in life have no idea how to take care of themselves. Live alone! In your underwear!

    • cakerypapery March 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Agreed! Living alone is an important step for everyone in life.

      And who doesn’t like eating cereal for dinner? I don’t exactly consider this risque behavior.

  2. John Richelsen March 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Just because you’ve de-catted doesn’t make you suddenly normal.

    • cakerypapery March 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      At least I’ve never left the house without pants.


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