Wedding Show Discrimination

Why do women get to have so much fun with wedding planning while men have to sit the entire thing out? Carey and I had a humorous exchange the other day when she walked up to me and said, “There’s a wedding show in a couple of weeks. I just bought tickets for me and my girlfriend.”

I smiled, pretended to listen, and kept playing my video game.

A couple of minutes later it sunk in. I looked up from the screen and told Carey I wanted to go.

“Why didn’t you buy me a ticket, honey?”

She looked flustered, “But. . . it’s a wedding show.”

I nodded, “Yeah. And? What am I; chopped liver? I do believe you’re not the only one with a wedding coming up.”

“Well, I didn’t think you’d want to go. I went to one with my girlfriend when she was getting married and the husband didn’t go.”

I sighed patiently, “Why? Was he intentionally left out like I am, apparently?”

“Because it will be filled with girly stuff, dresses and lace, and such. It’s not geared towards men.”

I decided to be disagreeable, because there are times when you just have to. “You mean to tell me that there will be nothing there for a groom-to-be? You know this as fact?”

“Well I don’t know, Ron.” When she uses my first name she’s annoyed at me. “This is something the girls do.”

I waggled my XBox controller at her, “You’re going to feel like shit when you get there and see all the guys there. You’ll realize you left me out of a part of our wedding planning.”

Thoroughly discombobulated, she went back to the website for the show and came back a few minutes later. “Honey; it says here there will be a guy room! A room for the bored men to hang out in and stuff. You can go!”

I shook my head and kept playing my game, “Nah – those shows aren’t for me. You go and have a good time with your friends.”

I never saw the hand that hit me squarely on the back of my head…..

5 Responses to “Wedding Show Discrimination”

  1. I dig the new theme, bra!

  2. Thanks Mo. It’s not perfect in Firefox, which frustrates me. I’m not quite the HTML guru I want to be – I’m not going to mess with it any more. Ugh.

  3. Bill Brister (bill {dot} brister70 {at} gmail {dot} com) Reply January 20, 2009 at 1:23 am

    You’ll quickly understand that in the wedding, your job is to show up! You are merely a prop in the Ceremony! *smile*I too dig the new layout – Hope your well.Bill

  4. Your role is to show up and not drink too heavily. I should have taken my own advice.

  5. I think I’m gonna like Carey alot. She fits right in with the woman in this family!!

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