My two cents on marriage
(I just posted this as a comment on someone else’s blog entry about marriage… thought I’d post it here to alleviate your boredom for a minute-and-a-half…)
I know marriage is not for me – I am 99.9 percent recurring sure that I will never tie the knot – but I LOVE going to weddings! Any excuse to dress up, eat free food and drink free booze, and tell embarrassing childhood stories about your friends… what more could you want? (Seriously though I do love going to weddings.)
The idea of being legally tied to a person for the rest of my life scares the crap out of me. And nothing scares me generally, other than failure, financial ruin and lampreys. I’m not commitment-phobic. I think all relationships are inherently temporary – some may just happen to last for 6o years, only to end. And divorce is a royal pain in the arse, not to mention expensive.
Also in this day and age, you do not need to be married in order to justify the existence of children.
And Jesus… what else could you buy with all that money you’d spend on a wedding?! Ridiculous.
But there is still a .01% (the zero is infinite, obviously) chance I’d get married, and this is if I were forced, at gunpoint, to choose between getting married, or attacked by lampreys.
Seriously, lampreys – WTF?!?