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Infidelity FTW

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When I first read this headline – “Mother’s Day makes wives want to cheat on their husbands” – at first I was like “WHAT?”. Then I was like “how in the name of everything that’s adulterous and naughty did they generate such statistics?”. I did a double-take when I saw that they picked up this data from a dating website* for married people. Then I did a triple-take (and a silent LOL-chuckle) when I read the website‘s tagline –

LIFE IS SHORT. HAVE AN AFFAIR.

It’s a pity I can’t open the website from India, but it makes me wonder all over again – Why do people get married at all? Why exactly do Americans get married and then find it necessary to fool around? Indians have the ‘excuse’ that arranged marriages are an ineffective method for finding matches for people (yeah, nice try). But, off the top of my head, I cannot think of any non-demeaning reason for such American infidelities, given the supposedly advanced state of their civilization and liberal thinking. I single out America not because of any bias against the country -it is the best country to be a citizen of, for now at least – but because it seems like most of the remaining ‘Western Civilization‘ seems to have done away with this annoyance by quite often choosing to not get married at all.**

Is physical and emotional fidelity supposed to be more like a fine print in any marriage nowadays?

(via kottke.org)

*I seriously doubt whether such a website would be allowed to even run in India. It would be demonized for trying to ‘put bad thoughts’ in the minds of ‘pure, married people’. Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil – that’s what we are supposed to do.

** Sorry that I mention this without any supporting links, it’s just something I read somewhere. Please feel free to search for stuff to prove/dismiss this (and send me a link if you find one for either)

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July 6, 2010 at 5:15 am

Too much of sharing

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(Bill Cosby talking to a kid on the Show “Kids Say the darndest things“)
BC: “Do you know who Cher is?”
K:”Unn huh yes. What we do on Passover.”

Darndest indeed. 🙂

(video here)

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November 9, 2009 at 4:44 am

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It was my mom’s birthday two weeks ago …

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… and we took her out to her favourite restaurant and had awesome dumplings and clay-pot rice. I taught her (tried to teach her) how to eat stuff using chopsticks. Her enthusiasm lasted for a full ten minutes before she decided to revert back to good ol’ fork-and-spoon. She commented that she now knew how these oriental folks managed to stay so fit and slim.

We had asked the maître d’ to bring her a cake towards the end, but the ass _forgot_. Thankfully, my sis pointed this out to me just as dinner was coming to an end. As a backup, we gave her a brownie surprise with chocolate sauce and candles, accompanied with a few waiters singing ‘Happy Birthday …’ in perfect unison. Arbitrary patrons (who I suspect were a wee bit tipsy) cheered and wished her good luck. It was tough to guess whether my mom was happy or embarassed – I think it was both.

My mom said that this was the first time anyone got her a cake,or gave her a surprise on her birthday. She turned fifty that day.

For the first time I can recall, I was truly left speechless.

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April 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm

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