30 Sex-Ed Lessons I Had to Learn from Big Mouth
Dibs Aren’t Real
We’ve all mistakenly felt entitled to our crushes for one reason or another — maybe they’re your ex, maybe you saw them first, maybe you’re just an *sshole — but Big Mouth‘s season three finale showed the ridiculousness of dibs better than any IRL dibs fiasco ever could. Missy has made it clear that she doesn’t want to be with Andrew, so it should have been fine for her to get together with Nick once she broke up with her other boyfriend. Andrew can’t control how Missy feels, and if two people want to be with each other, some tangentially-related third party’s feelings shouldn’t stop them. Nick could have given Andrew a heads’ up and Missy could have dumped her other boyfriend sooner, but people aren’t property, so Andrew’s claim to Missy was totally bogus. Remember this the next time you want to burn a bridge over some stupid crush.