Dear weird couple that sits on the same side of the booth. Do you not realize that it's not a bar it's a table and thus there are two sides of the table to sit on? Are you that joined at the hip and co dependent that you cannot bear to sit a few feet apart for an entire meal? Do you realize how annoying it is? When you sit across from each other you can talk and look each other in the eye. You can actually see your partner and that is much more romantic then craning your neck to talk to each other side by side. This same sider seating is very annoying and creepy. Just the sight of it drives people insane. It's as if you are desperate to proclaim to the world that you are that in love that you must sit next to each other.
|Sitting on the same side since 2008|
We are that weird couple who sits on the same side of the booth. I am the instigator and he allows it. He slides into one side and I side into the same side right beside him. There is no insidious purpose behind it. We are not desperate to proclaim that we are so in love. It's just a preference and one of many choices that one might encounter when dining out. Table or booth? Bar or Dining room? Straw or no straw? Dessert or no Dessert? You get the idea. You go in you sit, someone takes your order and you eat. It all plays out the same regardless of where anybody sits.
We are not sucking face. We are not feeling each other up. There might be some hand holding while we wait for our food and a few cheek kisses here and there but it's not excessive in any way so I don't really see how that is anyone's business but ours anyways.
When the food comes I have easy access for snagging a bite off of his plate and I enjoy the intimacy of having our own little private dinner. Yes, in a public restaurant. And I do not find it at all difficult to hold a conversation when we are next to each other. I glance over to my left or my right and bam, there he is. No neck craning involved. We talk and laugh just as well as we would across from one another.
Call me weird, but I just like being next to him. Even at home I want to be right next to him if we are watching TV or when we go to bed. Lest you think I am totally smothering him; I do give him his space. We are not co dependent. My husband travels for work every year and I do not fall apart without him. We do our own thing. I go out with my friends. He participates in extra curricular activities and hangs out with his friends. At home we are free to retreat to two separate living spaces and do our own thing. We are not joined at the hip. I just like sitting next to him.
It's not my problem if this bothers people. The only time I can recall being annoyed by this behavior is when I was in a miserable relationship or when I was single and sad about it. My negative reaction to same siders had less to do with the couple and more to do with my own personal issues. It just doesn't really seem like a big deal to me. Certainly not something to be that annoyed by and I didn't even know "same sider" was a thing until I read that post.
How do you feel about same siders? Do it, hate it or don't care?