WAITING FOR TED charts the destruction of Rosalind and Ted’s relationship at the hands of an expensive chaise longue. Rosie dreams of being a traditional housewife to her big strong working man: cooking, tending the house and Instagramming her perfect life. But she also needs to fill her house with things that she can Instagram, so when Ted bans her from spending any more of her father’s money, she begins to scheme – only to watch her schemes unravel, and the rest of her life with them.
Told in a series of reflections over the course of an evening spent waiting for Ted, Rosie charts her relationship’s downfall; how she drifted from her only friend (who she never really liked anyway), how she contributed to the breakdown in her parents’ marriage, and how she never really let Ted into her perfect world. As she does, it becomes increasingly clear to the reader that Ted may not be coming home at all.