Recently, a young man (and I do mean young- he was about 6), attempted to use his stellar genetics to recommend himself to me. It went a little something like this…
Kid: Look at my big muscles!
Me: Oh wow! You *do* have big muscles.
Kid: And I have perfect vision.
Me: You’re like a superhero!
Kid: And yesterday, they tested my hearing and it was perfect too.
Kid: I bet you want to marry me.
Me: Say what now?
Obviously, it’s not going to work out between us, but it got me to thinking, what if we used factors like vision, hearing, and muscle mass to choose our partners? But then I thought about how I wear glasses, frequently don’t listen which I pass off as a hearing problem, and am not particularly “muscular”. So, maybe let’s not choose partners based on that. Because if we do, I’m totally the kid who misses the chair in a game of musical chairs.