Oh boy! Here’s to hoping most of you ladies identify and quickly discard the enfante terribles, but I’m still not decided on whether they are deeply harmful or a part of the dating foibles women may run into. I suppose it depends on how deeply you get caught up.
Your successful navigation away from grown males with grammar school mentalities does come from standard checklists and time, but often we are in the middle of exercising all of our freedoms as modern women and may not realize we’re in a version of Never Never Land until it’s too late.
I was reading Jenny Mac’s blog, Let’s Have A Cocktail and she is hilarious! She wrote about a guy from her past – making sure of course to mention she’s happily married now – but reading her story of the Chicken Lady had me rolling! I also like the fact that she can discuss such misadventures with her mom. Not all us can or want to, hehe.
If you read through her tale of 20-something angst involving a 30-something loser you will laugh but you might also say, .”..there but for the grace of God….”
I was reminded of two scenes from Sex and the City that touched on this.
part of this is NSFW
Samantha tells Carrie to dump dude immediately, but our fair lass must find out for herself what a douchebag he is. A douchebag with a sheepish grin anyway.
Carrie is given sufficient warning that this guy is not a keeper, but since this was the season she broke up with my favorite furniture designer I understood why she took leave of her senses:
- When Wade’s mother calls Carrie to ask him if he’s given the dog his medicine.
- When Carrie realizes Wade lives at home because he’s spending money buying premium ganja.
- When they get toasted, eat fried chicken at the ‘rents and are busted. Wade says it’s Carrie’s pot…and she takes it home with her.
Everyone’s life will not end on a high note like it did in this episode (oh did I make a pun?), but this is one of my favorites for a reason.
AVOID THE MAN CHILD AT ALL COSTS!!!
If you enjoyed this chapter of the Evaluating Men Series check out Vol. 1-8.