November 2, 2006


Door Number Two...

Now that this obscure South African paper made it onto my 'favourites' list (courtesy of the personal ads the other day) I'm pleased to note it hasn't let me down.

Some guy in Romania
solved the problem of being jilted by his bride-to-be in admirable fashion: he announced whoever fit into the dress could marry him.

How can you not love this? It's a modern day Cinderella story! It's better than a reality show! This marriage has better odds than most of the people I know who get married! I'm thinking there are so many things a woman would already know about this guy before she even set foot near him. She would know he's practical. She would know he's not a committment-phobe. She would know he doesn't care if she has a big nose or buck teeth. She would know he's a cheap bastard.

Remember that stupid show about marrying a millionaire? All these women arrayed themselves around the stage like so much produce, breathlessly hoping to be chosen by the millionaire. Who turned out not to be so much of a millionaire after all. He mostly just turned out to be an arsehole (surprise!), and the cabbage he selected turned out to be a flakier than the tart she appeared to be.

Can't believe they didn't live happily ever after.

But I like this Romanian love story. Or whatever it is. I figure you at least have two people who want to be married, rather than one who is being dragged or ultimatumed to the altar. I figure if they both practice good hygiene, pick up their dirty laundry and pretend to like the other's family at Christmas, they have a better shot at success than many.

At least until the dress no longer fits.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine
Just wanted to say I read your article every week. I am a male and when I first heard a woman was going to write for Wheels, I remember thinking, oh how wonderful..
However I find I really enjoy your article.
It's entertaining, funny and I've learned things such as keeping a 'car file'. Good stuff ..Thanks

November 02, 2006 6:16 PM  

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