Thursday, April 10, 2008

A smile for single ladies

I received this e-mail forward from a (married!) friend today. What I like about it is it flips the fairy tale of marriage to a "prince" providing women's happily-ever-after. Yes, it relies on stereotypes, but it still made me smile, OK? And a smile is worth passing on.

My friend's note: "Read this. Go have a cocktail. Then come back and read it again. Put feet up. Smile serenely."

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?" The girl
said: "NO!" And the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, ate chocolate, always had a clean house, never had to cook, did whatever the hell she wanted, never argued, didn't have to worry about her weight, traveled more, had many lovers, didn't save money, and had all the hot water to herself. She went to the theater, never watched sports, never wore friggin' lacy lingerie that went up her butt, had high self-esteem, never cried or yelled, felt and looked fabulous in sweat pants and was pleasant all the time. The End.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

D,

First you'll have to find someone that wants to marry you for that story to come true.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I love it and say Amen and preach it sister!

Anonymous said...

I know plenty of single women who watch sports. The ones who don't are the ones missing out on men. It's just a fact of life.

Anonymous said...

Yes ma'am! I sometimes think I've discovered the fabulous secret which is being single. (I'm divorced with kids, so I've seen both sides.) Tx, Deirdre.

Anonymous said...

As a woman who's said "No" over 10times, I can say it is SOOOO true. Hilarious! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Some rather rude comments here. Personally, I think it's great and shared it with my daughter who has grown up to be self-sufficient.

LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

This is great!!

Anonymous said...

I DO have a sense of humor but.......gosh, I didn't know us guys ruined life so totally for women. Here I was going along under the silly delusion that maybe we made their lives richer & more fulfilling......glad you set us straight about that.

Anonymous said...

Here's my version:
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?" The girl said: "Yes!" And the girl lived happily ever after and went to Redskins games, Warriors games, traveled more, drank wine, ate chocolate, learned to relax in a not-always-clean house, rarely had to cook because her husband did most of the meals, argued with family and friends less because she was happier, WATCHED her weight because she liked lookin' good for her man, no longer had to go through awkward dates, saved money instead of wasting it by trying to buy happiness, and had all the hot water she needed. She went to concerts, finally had a man who enjoyed watching sports with her, felt and looked great in shorts and a T shirt and was grateful all the time. The End.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 6:37 - LOVE IT! ... and I'm a girl.

eye_dee_ten_tea said...

Yeah, I'm constantly amazed at how I ever managed to get along for as long as I did before I had a woman come along to point out all my failings and shortcomings. It's a miracle I survived at all for those 30+ years....

Anonymous said...

One day, I picture Miss D looking wistfully towards the stars, singing, "At laaaaaast.....".

You ladies run along now and go check your profile views and winks and your favorites list. HAHAHAHAHA......

Anonymous said...

I like ANON 6:37's version better too. Happily divorced for over 8 years and have a very successful career, but would enjoy life EVEN MORE with a significant other.

Anonymous said...

I think it was Katharine Hepburn who said men and women should just live next door to each other and visit now and then.

chrlt37 said...

AWESOME!!! Although me, myself and I, my house is messy, I like to cook for myself, and I also like sports (including the Redskins and NASCAR). To each her own!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:37, YES! that is my life-Appreciate That.

chrlt37 said...

To each her own!! I'm just immensely grateful every single day that I get to live my own life, express my own opinions, earn my own income, and make choices for myself, whether I have a significant other or not!!!! People tend to forget that in the U.S. even as recently as 1920 [when women got the right to vote - my own grandmothers were 24 and 26 at the time, respectively - and even though I'm under 40, I knew both of them, we have an "old" family], and until the mid 1950's [women couldn't get credit on their own], women had virtually no control over their own destiny and they were considered essentially property/burdens of/on their father/other relatives or their husband. In several countries, these rights weren't gained until much later, and in MANY countries, they still haven't been. So give us women a little break when we see things like this "A Smile for Single Ladies". We've MORE than earned it.