Internet, maybe you can enlighten me, because I am confused.
When did the Wife become the Enemy?
I was browsing webcomics (as I am wont to do every ten minutes) and a banner ad caught my eye. It was ‘The Adventures of Khaki Pants Pete’, a sprite game that advertised the levels in glowing Windows Word Art. “Play guitar and don’t wake the wife!” it said. “Sit closer to the pretty lady? She is the babysitter!” it said.
I felt my face screw up into the sort of frown that’s going to give me premature wrinkles.
It seems that in our culture, as soon as a man puts a ring on a woman’s finger, she becomes The Foe. Her one purpose in life is assumed to be bringing her poor husband down. He, who only wants to watch a football game in peace! Who only wants to ogle hotter, younger women without a wizened shrew screaming into his ear. Who only wants to eat some steaks and drink some beers with his buddies without The Cruel Old Bitch demanding that he eat salads with her and watch movies starring Diane Keaton.
These are the natural things that modern men want, of course, and it is terrible of Wives in general to demand other of them.
Tell me, Internet, where is this coming from? Movies? TV? Rap songs about various ‘shorties’ and their clingy ways? Most of the married people I know have their issues, sure, but they aren’t so black and white. He doesn’t appreciate the money she makes. She never pitches in around the house. He doesn’t like the way she dresses, and she doesn’t like how much he cusses. There are always challenging aspects to a relationship, but when did the wife become the tyrant?
What do you think?