*]If I don’t feel like cooking, I can have just a bowl of tomatoes, olives, and pickles for dinner. :eek: And a bowl of cherries and grapes for dessert.
*]If I don’t feel like doing the vacuuming, I can let it go for a week. Or a month. Or longer. :o
*]Nothing gets done around the house unless I’m physically capable of doing it by myself, or if I can afford to hire someone.
*]At this point in my life, going places alone has gotten REALLY old, and most of the time, I’d rather just stay home than go to concerts and such alone (at my age, everyone else in the world goes to things with children/grandchildren, etc, and I don’t have this option).
*]Either having to divide every recipe to make just one or two servings, or eating the same thing every night for a week (or limiting myself to cooking only those things that freeze well).
*]Having to do everything myself – the mommy jobs, the daddy jobs, and the kid jobs, after a full day at the office (I never get to say “Dear, please take out the garbage”, or “Katie, please empty the dishwasher”. )
*]The Single Person’s Paradox (for those of us who live in super-high-cost-of-living areas): I can’t afford to live where I work (housing costs too high), and I can’t afford to work where I live (salaries too low to make it on one income), so I always have a really long commute.
*]People 10 or 20 years younger than I am treating me as a child because I’ve never been married.
*]People who think I should be the same size and have the same shape I did at age 20, just because I haven’t had children (big news flash, gravity and age affect EVERYONE!)
*]Being alone in the house with pneumonia, bronchitis, and total laryngitis (unable to use phone), falling out of bed during a coughing spell, and you just lie there on the floor because there is nobody to help you get back into bed.