Just In Jest

A man walks up to a woman sitting alone at a bar. “Okay, so I came over here to ask you to dance, but I’m kind of concerned. I mean, we could hit it off really well, end up having a few drinks, next thing you know you’re giving me your number because I’m too shy to ask for it. I finally get up the nerve to call and we take in a movie, have some dinner. I relax, you relax, we go out a few more times, get to know each other’s friends, spend a lot of time together, then finally get past this sexual tension and develop this intense sex life, that is truly incredible. Decide our relationship is solid and stable, so we move in together. Then a few months later get married, I get a promotion, you get a promotion, we buy a bigger house. You really want kids, but I really want freedom, but we have a kid anyway, only to find that I am resentful, the sparks start to fade and to rekindle them we have two more lovely kids. Now I work too much to keep up with the bills, have no time for you. Now you’re stressed and stop taking good care of yourself. So to get past our slow sex life and my declining self-confidence I turn to an outside affair for gratification. You find out because I’m careless and a lousy liar, you throw me out (justifiably so). We have to explain to the kids why mommy and daddy are splitting up. That’s just too sad. Think about the children. So, for God’s sake, if you dance with me and we hit it off, let’s just keep it sexual, because we both know where it’s going.” — Hi Lama