I was watching How I Met Your Mother and the episode was talking about The Hook.
How many times we keep someone around until that next better one comes along. There is often someone that we wait and wait for until they choose us, but they never do. It is that person being kept on the back burner by a member of the opposite sex as an insurance policy if nothing else works out.
We end up on The Hook.
The fateful words
There's never going to be a chance for us...Right Now...
Ted was hanging on this one girl, Tiffany's every word and would do anything she wanted. He was completely on this girl's hook with just the possibility of being with her. He dropped everything for her. He would do anything for her.
But Ted has someone on his hook. Henrietta did anything Ted wanted. She would cook for him. Clean for him. Hang out with him. She would do anything he asked at anytime. She was in constant waiting for him. Henrietta was on Ted's Hook.
Lilly had Scooter her high school sweetheart, who showed up at their wedding, took a job to be near her and fell apart everytime she even mentioned letting him go, so even though she was married she kept him on the hook because it was too hard to let him down.
Robin had Mike on her hook. He gave her foot rubs. He did her laundry. Ted calls her Captain Hook.
Ted thinks everything’s changed when Tiffany invites him to an
out-of-town wedding, but no! It hasn’t. Her ex-boyfriend is there, they
get back together, Ted storms out sadly … but not before screwing up the
courage to explicitly take himself off Tiffany’s hook. Success! Then he goes back to Henrietta, accidentally proposes, then painfully takes her off his hook. You’re doing the right thing, Ted. Lily also takes Scooter off her hook
This episode reveals the truth that we've all
been in relationships where we were either being led around by someone
else with no intention of hooking up or we were doing the leading.
Coming Soon... Part Three-The Oat..