I'm like, wha???? Laughing in an inside knowledge laugh that says I have inside secrets (I have an inkling he didn't pick up on the complexity of my laugh), I responded,
"Well, I'm single, so I have no one to answer to. I can do whatever I want."
The two of them retreated wistfully to their pasts, wandering back to a time they had no family or significant others to cramp their style. I think I saw a hippie bonfire like played in the movie "Dazed and Confused" in one man's flashback.
Isn't it funny though? How a brief meeting with me, the select conversation, they can conclude I have a life they'd like to swap? I'm guessing with a trial period, they'd go back to what they have. Pretty sure of that. I don't even have Tivo. Any commitment can make us feel strangled from time to time- but without that wistful thinking and the exuberation of breaking free, the freedom isn't necessarily the high one envisions.
Now, this certainly doesn't make me wish I was painting a house all summer, but I'm just saying...