Wednesday, September 22, 2010

man-boy don't need instructions?

Me: J9, you doing okay in the shower.

J9: Yep.

Me: You almost done.

J9: Nope,
it took me like five minutes
just to figure out the shampoo* today.

[*new bottle of shampoo in the shower]


Me: Everything okay?

J9: Yep, just still have to wash my body.

Me: What happened?

"It took so long just to figure out the shampooing today
I read the back of the bottle
and it said:

Wet hair.
Wash thoroughly.
Rinse thoroughly .

I decided not to use that one.
I didn't want to mess it up.

Too many directions."

I am trying to decide
if he could have
just fine with that
if he had not
read the

He is of the guy gender after all!

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?