As I relaxed with my girlfriend, I quickly realized I was becoming like those people in the movies, and I quickly shut that down and left.
I will be the first to admit that I never thought that I would like or want a fireplace in my home. I know my mindset was stupid, but I always thought that fireplaces weren’t cool enough. I wanted my home to look cool, and a fireplace was not exactly what I had in mind. Whenever I think of fireplaces, I picture an extremely cheesy romance movie taking place in front of a fireplace. Yuck. No thanks. Thankfully, my girlfriend had similar beliefs as I did, until she let a salesman talk her into getting one. Imagine my surprise when I came home to an electric fireplace heater in our home. At first I was mad, but she eventually convinced me to at least try it. We made a deal that if I didn’t like it, it had to go, and she agreed to this rule. And so for the next few nights, we sat in front of the electric heater, and talked about some of our old times and good memories. Surprisingly, I found myself warming up and feeling comforted by the flames. It felt much easier to talk and relax. As I relaxed with my girlfriend, I quickly realized I was becoming like those people in the movies, and I quickly shut that down and left. After a week, I told my girlfriend confidently that my mind had not been changed, and the alternate heating unit had to go. As my girlfriend prepared to return it, I couldn’t help but to feel a pang of sadness. And I ended up going back on my decision. Owning a fireplace is not nearly as bad as I thought, and I realized that everything I own doesn’t need to be cool to be useful.