Venn Diagram: Meal vs. Eel

What do getting meals and getting an eel have in common?
By Emily B. Zauzmer

We Should Get a Meal Sometime

Slippery slope

Good relationship starter

It’s a charged suggestion

Said frequently

Implies no commitment

We Should Get an Eel Sometime

Slippery animal

Good relationship ender

It has an electric charge

Said just about never

Implies a lot of commitment


Never going to happen

Highly fishy

Spineless suggestion

Needs months of advance planning (and maybe a few Doodle polls)

Just might go swimmingly

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