Hmm, just doing the usual procrastination from writing essays. And lo and behold, where do I end up, but on good old Facebook. Yep. How original.
As I was browsing, doing the odd bit of stalking friends of friends (come on, you know you do it) I came across this gem. A comment on a well written post about a woman about to marry someone who has a known mental health condition, which he is receiving treatment for. It was a lovely post.
A person then commented this, “one thing I can’t understand is people leaving their marriages after 20 years or more. ..another beautiful piece of writing.”
Ooooohkay. Wait. What?
Where has this (by the looks of her profile picture) middle aged woman been hiding from the world? I mean, seriously? I had grandparents, who were married close to forty years by the time I was born, who HATED each other! They should have divorced, but I guess back in the day – hell, sometimes today too – it was not particularly acceptable, and women especially were very economically disadvantaged by divorce. But even today, we see miserable older couples everywhere. And we see those who call, “ENOUGH. I’m outta here!” Add in a bit of casual cheating (or not-so-casual) and yeah, fuck yeah, I am not putting up with any more of that shit. We know how hard it is to get through the pain and frustration of infidelity. To name just one possible cause of “leaving your marriage after 20 years or more.” Sheesh!
And then there’s this. Those idiots who think they are still young and beautiful (if they in fact ever were!) or alternatively, old and rich enough to ‘buy’ someone who still is.
That is what is gross.
So is stupid.
Stupid is gross.