a while ago ...
keaton said, go brush your teeth, you have morning breath.
i said, whew, i’m glad someone finally broke the ice.
she asked, what do you mean?
i said, well it’s just that you do too. probably for fourteen days now.
it occurred to me recently that acknowledging morning breath is the first sign a relationship is emerging out of the goo-goo-eyes stage and into the now-what stage.
i think the final indicator is when backdoor gases commence indescriminately and with impunity.