He has a radiant heater.
He starts calling it “heator”. In the style of “vacuum cleanor”, a pokemon satire.
He has had it since I know him. But I feel more and more substituted by it. He takes it in the bathroom and in the bed. When I still was the only one to get up in the morning, the moment I left the bed, his radiant heater had replaced me.
It feels like a competition. When I am not available his “heator” is.
I also have some safety issues, because once he forgot to turn it off. It has an emergency switching-off, if it is too hot or too steamy, but if something flammable may be too close it could catch fire.
Generally I am a big fan of having a warm bathroom. But at the moment(!) in our place it is really not cold or anything. Even in winter, it will not cool down too much. Differently when I was a child at home, where in winter we had around 9 to 11 grad Celsius (~50 grad Fahrenheit). There we used a heater in the bathroom, and is was such a nice luxury.
I try to tolerate it, but it is hard. I’m quite afraid of something starting to burn, I usually unplug all electronic components, not only switch them off. He tries to calm me down by also unplugging his stuff, but specially his “heator” he doesn’t.
And it is my rival!
“I’m going to induct you into a strictly guarded family secret”
After this great announcement we tell each other little tricks mostly about the housekeeping or cooking.
So even a very little step gets great attention.
I have a baby brother and because he grew up with these anime series, I also know them quite well now. I started it once – pokemon jokes.
Mostley it is just adding the ending “-or” or “-i” to a thing of daily use. For example: vacuum cleanor!
I think it is really cute when he adopts something of me.
Regrettable he also stops some habits because of me.
When we met, the first text messages always ended with “xx”. I really liked it, but I never wrote back that way. I don’t know, it just doesn’t feel like me. So after some time he stopped using this/his phrase and adopted mine. It’s a pity.
I should ask him if he has noticed any adoption of my habits during the time we know each other.
I need a new category 🙂
We were at a gaming afternoon / night last week. A friend of him has invited us and also his girlfriend was there. She dropped him almost immediately after we had left. So she probably now is the ex-girlfriend. But I am not all sure, since they are his friends I shouldn’t care and therefore I don’t know as things are now.
He doesn’t like the (ex-)girlfriend. He told me last week. Before I have seen her for the very first time. During the evening to play she didn’t turn nasty. I just received a bad impression of her when she dropped her boyfriend after acting all normal the whole time.
When we were on our way home he told me the reason of his antipathy.
He was at her place for another gaming night in December. Back then we also had some arguments and he called me and asked if he could come and sleep at my place after the event. He came to my town, but not to see me, but to play at her place. This situation offended my sensibilities. So I was glad he doesn’t like her, because of
1) He dropped some onions on her floor. She cleaned it up, was too friendly and said: her cats don’t tolerate onions well.
His point was: she didn’t let him the chance to fix his error. And she was too friendly, he thinks she acted.
2) He asked her about her job/company. Instead of answering she asked about his skills on data bank applications. When he said this is not his area of expertise she became very arrogant.
And why is this relevant to me?
Because since this evening every time he drops something I tell him my cats don’t tolerate it. He still thinks it is funny and replys that I have no cats and he is so glad about me not having cats. I insist on my imaginary cats and their sensitive stomach.
At the moment it is kind of a running gag. But he really drops a lot (food, crumbs, etc.) and I hope, some day he will be annoyed by this. In fact it shall be seen as teaching.