Playing With / His and Hers

Basic Trope: A couple's possessions are labeled "his" and "hers", denoting what belongs to whom.
  • Straight: Bob's towel is labeled "His" and Alice's towel is labeled "Hers"
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob have their own en suite bathrooms... and everything in them is labeled 'his' or 'hers', too.
  • Downplayed: Alice's towel is labeled "Alice" and Bob's towel is labeled "Bob"
  • Justified:
    • Alice and Bob are Sleeping Single
    • Alice and Bob are touchy about their possessions.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob share everything.
  • Subverted: Alice and Bob have their own bath towels, but they are not labeled.
  • Double Subverted: At least, they aren't monogrammed. Alice's towel is pink, and Bob's is blue.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice and Bob have an extra (little) towel labeled "Its" for their goldfish
    • Everything in Alice and Bob's house is like this, from towels, to telephones, to front doors.
    • Aaron and Bob have towels labeled 'his' and 'his'. Nobody can figure out whose is whose except them.
    • Alex and Bob are a homosexual couple. Everything in their house is marked His/His, much to the chagrin of both of them, as they can't reliably identify which one belongs to whom.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob don't label their possessions.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob receive towels labeled "His" and "Hers" as wedding gifts.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice and Bob agree to share everything.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob breaks up with Alice and gets all the towels in the settlement. He immediately gives them to his new girlfriend, Claire, showing how depersonalized a simple pronoun is.
  • Played For Drama: That fact that Alice and Bob are so touchy about their possessions shows gaps in there marriage.

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