Monday, 21 September 2009

My Future

I read this post by Grumpy Old Ken and it got me thinking, is this my future? Are all us old gits going to roam around forever befuddled? I was in England recently and came out of M&S to hear a woman in her 70's tell two men, one of whom I presume was her husband, to "stay together and she would see them in 10 minutes." Now this is the sort of thing that I used to say to my kids when they were quite young and wanted a bit of independence and would go somewhere without us. Have I discovered the great untold truth about being male? You live with your mother who looks after you until she hands you over to a wife who looks after you and then quite slowly and subtly your wife turns into your mother. Perhaps we should change the marriage ceremony, it should perhaps be "Who gives this MAN." and your mother hands you over to your future wife/mother. Ah well, as long as I get my pocket money and am allowed to get to the pub occasionally I suppose I should be happy.

4 comments:

Chapati said...

Haha! Well as my ex always used to say, its nice to have someone to look after you...sure you could be all independent and stuff, but where is the fun in that!

gab said...

Well I always heared if you wanna know what the girl is gonna look like in 30 years look at the mother. If you like the mother then marry the daughter. The daughter will become the mother in 30 yrs or so.

grannysramblings said...

Wives may turn into mothers, but did you know that daughters turn into mothers too. My daughter regularly tells me to look both ways when we cross the road, and not to wander off when we are shopping!
I don't know how I have survived 70 years. :)

Anonymous said...

Living alone sucks! If you have a wife who is reasonable and can be communicated with, you are a lucky man.