“Honey, would you mind turning down the TV?”
“Oh, SWEETheart, would you please, please turn down the TV?”
“Goddamn it, you deaf bastard, will you turn down the fucking TV? You’re killing me.”
Our bodies are solipsistic tyrants. The most committed couples and best of friends must struggle with disparities in stamina, libido, tempo, and our fiendish personal thermostats.