Marriage = Misery


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21 August 2005

There are two guys in their sixties at my office.

One guy is married. He’s a pathetic shell of a man. He actually retired when he was 60 but was shoved back into the workforce by his wife who didn’t like him hanging around “her” house (that he paid for.) He does a job he hates and that he doesn’t need just so his wife has the house to herself during the day. He’s a wheezing, hollow-eyed, miserable loser. He has to telephone his wife and ask her permission to spend money that he earned. She usually says no. He is so henpecked he actually hangs his head in shame when female colleagues half his age start insulting him because four-decades of marriage have conditioned him to believe that a woman’s opinion overrides his own. He is not a man, he is a tiny streak of shit on the underpants of humanity.

The other guy is a life-long bachelor. He looks younger than his 62-years, he walks with a bounce in his step and never stops smiling. He never does overtime; he doesn’t need to because he doesn’t have a greedy materialistic wife to justify such efforts. He often takes unpaid holidays just to fly off somewhere – Italy, France, the USA – at a moments notice, usually taking with him one of the busty twenty-something bimbos he usually has hanging off his arm. Above all, he’s happy, well off and care-free. He does what he wants, when he wants.

Who would you rather be?

Don’t get married. Don’t do it. Don’t.

Every man who goes on the marriage strike means another woman has to work until she’s 65 and then die a childless spinster. That’s what women wanted, isn’t it? They wanted it, so be a gentleman and give them it. It’s not our fucking problem if they’ve change their mind now they’ve figured out how crap it is in the workplace. It’s not our problem that they’ve realised that having a man provide for them was actually not quite as oppressive as they’d previously claimed.

Boo-hoo, sob sob…stop whining ladies. Get back to the office you grumbling spinsters! Keep those cats quiet as well, their meowing is distracting me from humping the busty bimbo I picked up last night.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 5:25 AM
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At 7:45 PM, Anonymous said…

Two years ago I talked to a former Channel Manager I reported to at an eCommerce Company in 2001. He and his EX wife P had three daughters. He truly was a devoted Family Man in his early 50s and in love with his ex wife. Due to the contractions in the economy his wife would not downsize her spending despite his admonishments. She demanded he simply make more money. Might have well asked for Monkeys to come out of his butt. She Divorced him after he got a sizable inheritance. Turns out she had been having an affair for 6 years. She got the house he is in a one bedroom apartment starting over. I was stunned another Man in his late 40s to 50s cheated on and his marriage destroyed by an ungrateful spouse.

Since 1995 I have seen this now 4 dozen times with Men that I know. It is almost a Sport here in North Texas. I seriously have lost all trust in Women and see them as predators. Their behavior is definitely predatory.

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At 2:09 AM, TestSubjectXP said…

They certainly are.

——————————————————————————– At 2:00 AM, Malcolm Idaho said…

I don’t have a blog, and usually have little to say. I love your site though, even since day one (I noticed you on feministing.ORG). Keep up the good work.

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At 5:14 AM, One man said…

Yes, their behavior is definitely predatory. I am finally afraid to even date. I feel like it is only legal if she likes me and that is a gamble at the best of times. Never been married. You don’t have to be, to be screwed by some bitch anymore. Ever heard of a “meretricious relationship?” With this coupled with the new DV laws, it’s worse than you might know. All she has to do is prove to some activist judge that she became reliant on you somehow or is afraid of you or both. Good luck trying that scam if you are male.

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At 9:36 PM, Anonymous said…

Um, I represent a one-man campaign to stop misuse of words based on a really good word, lady. These fiends aren’t ladies!

Otherwise, good job!
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