We may be adults, but sometimes, The Boss and I can be downright childish.
The incident I'm referring to happened on Tuesday this week. We were driving to have dinner with a family member, and The Boss casually mentioned that she had a song stuck in her head. Usually when she says that I don't ask her what song specifically, because I don't want to risk getting it stuck in my head, too. This time, though, the inquiry was out of my mouth before I had time to think.
"What song do you have stuck in your head?"
Of course, instead of mentioning the song, she demonstrated vocally. "Stop, in the name of love!"
I groaned, and plugged my ears. I've always strongly disliked that song. She started laughing, and continued singing a bit more of the lyrics.
"Really, though," she added a moment later, "it's the part where it goes 'Think it oh-oh-ver.'"
"No!" I protested loudly. "Stop or else it'll get stuck in my head, too!"
She cackled, and then started singing again. I pretended like it was causing me immense physical pain, and we both got a good laugh out of it. There was silence in the car for a few minutes, and then the inevitable happened. I started singing in my head the same song. I smacked my forehead with the palm of my hand and groaned again.
"What?" The Boss asked, concerned.
"You got it stuck in my head, now. Thanks a lot."
She looked at me sheepishly, and apologized.
We eventually got to the restaurant where we were meeting family, and I had done my best to forget about the song, but still it played on in my mind. As we climbed out of the car and got Baby Badass from the backseat, I unconsciously started humming it.
"Damn song!" I exclaimed when I realized what I was doing. The Boss laughed some more at my misfortune, apparently not being plagued with the song in her head anymore. "Having a song stuck in your head is like contagious brain cancer. That shit just spreads... and fast."
One of these days, I'll pick a really annoying song, repay the favor, and get it stuck in her head. It's only fair, right?
Have a good weekend, everyone.