Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
I had occasion to write in a comment in another thread (which I deleted) about someone I knew long ago. That he wasn’t the most dependable of men, but he was someone who I knew would have walked through fire for me.
And it got me thinking about the times in which we find ourselves. There’s a young man of our acquaintance; if there was a son #4, it would be him. His parents adopted him when they were in their 50s; we met him when he was five, he grew up right in between sons #2 and #3.
His parents being of a certain age, Covid has been issue #1 in these past many months. We finally managed to encourage him out of his home a couple of times; on each occasion, I pulled him aside and said: Honey. Lose the mask. There are available women here. They might not even be aware, but they’re judging you on your willingness to take risks.
I can be a nice person. And with some, I’ll make the effort, like with son #4 (sons 1-3 would claim they have never seen me nice). But I am sick to death of reading comments and Twitter threads and Facebook posts from men (?) who lament the tough times in which they find themselves. Mask? No Mask? Vaccine? No Vaccine? Work at home? Go to the office? Which colored lanyard?
It’s all too much for them, they’re suffering from anxiety. They remind themselves they have the burden of living in literally. The. Toughest. Times. Ever.
Seriously. Have they never had a conversation with their grandparents? Their parents?
Back in the day, everyone would sit back after dinner, have a coffee and a smoke, and listen to stories. Which gave us context to judge circumstances. There is no context anymore, which is leading to an epidemic of anxiousness.
Women want someone who will walk through fire for them. Not someone fussing over whether who is wearing a mask at Whole Foods.Published in