Back in Boston last week I went to dinner with my mother at a cute little restaurant in her neighborhood. Sitting at the bar, we chatted with some random people, one guy in particular spun a sad tale of woe. He had gone through a bad divorce in which his bread winner wife kicked him to the curb for a wealthy coworker and moved across country with the kids causing deep depression and isolation for this guy. He went on to say he had landed on his feet with a good job, the ability to visit his kids, and a new live in girlfriend who was better than his ex wife. My mother and I spent a good hour listening and empathizing and enjoying the conversation of a stand up guy. As the story came to a close and he was talking up his girlfriend, he ended with “ but, in the name of honesty, I’m still a man.” “ what does that mean?” I asked, sensing some sort of misogynistic statement was to follow. “ well, I mean , for the sake of honesty, I’m still a man. When I go out, I like to look at other woman.”
It was all I could do not to say “ well for the sake of honesty, you’re still an UGLY man who goes out and OGLES other woman. If you want to be brutally honest here.” I take your dickhead statement and raise you one ruthless bitch comment.
I guess it is a man thing to be in a relationship and go out and look at other women. As a woman, when I am in a relationship and I get out, the last thing I want to do is see another man. I’m walking around like “ for the love of God stay out of my line of vision, the whole selfish bunch of ya. “ I go to a bar and sit in the corner facing the wall, summoning all my will power not to smash my head into it over and over again.
Thanks for listening!
Kendra is a stand up comic living in Brooklyn where she owns a super comfortable bed. She spends most of her time wondering where the hell her sugar daddy is and hoping he didn’t settle.