"An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying....."
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Wisdom of Elders
Pulled in for an oil change this morning. Some older guy was filling out the invoice. A commercial came on, in which an older woman said something like, "when it was time for a divorce, I was worried about how I would get by, how I would support myself, what would I do. I couldn't just work." Then a few moments later, after she ostensibly got help from advertising law firm who'd paid for the commercial, she said, "now I have the freedom to move and and live comfortably," to which I absentmindedly said, "yeah, b/c your ex husband's paying for that new life, bitch." The older guy looked up at me and said, "What?" "I said, being married all those years was a trade for sitting at home, and not having to, y'know, fucking work like most adults. Should've considered that in the trade before you asked for a divorce." "You sound like you've been married." "No. I just have divorced buddies who've told me as much." "That's how my divorce went, son."
I shook his hand on the way out to my car with another anecdote filed under "Remember".