I really like the sound of that. It probably invites more questions and makes a good conversation piece – but there is something to that phrase that also makes the subject at hand not as convoluted as it seems. Depending on the situation, it may even let you off the hook.
“Nah, you won’t understand.”
“It’s complicated, really. We could be here all day.”
But I cannot really figure out why it amuses me so whenever I see those words boldly written on a person’s profile, on everybody’s favourite online community.
Instead of marking one’s self as “single”, “in a relationship”, or “married”, there is this fourth option that is bound to raise an eyebrow or two.
“So… it’s complicated, huh?”
“Yeah…” you would roll your eyes, heave a great sigh, and seemingly dismiss the topic with a quick wave of your hand.
And your once-avid listeners, sensing no juicy answers forthcoming – oh well, maybe they really do understand after all, although they will later entertain themselves with theories and speculations – will nod silently, exchange knowing looks, and nonchalantly reach for their drinks, like grandmothers having a tea party out in the garden on a blue, sunny day.
You know, that probably sounds easier than having to tackle questions left, right, and center on “How come you got married also never invite me wan?”, or being teased constantly on “Got boyfriend/girlfriend already ah?”
Life is complicated, anyway.
Yay, more new music. Tim Fletcher is back. Woo.