Your Memes, My Thoughts

MemeI’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t have to look online for some silly relationship memes. Why? Because I follow some silly ass people on Facebook who are trigger happy when they post and share stuff from their just-as-relationship-challenged friends.

Recently I saw this awesome little gem on my timeline. It has a picture of a man’s dirty, grimy hand next to a callous-free woman’s hand who we’re to believe belongs to his wife. The caption above the picture states:

“I work daylight to dark. Bust my knuckles, my back and my butt. I hurt all day everyday and take it to the max every second. When I feel like giving up, I just think about my wife and think about how this work is helping our household. There’s not a more important person in my life than her. My hands look like this, so hers can look like that.”

In a perfect world, a man who worked for a women’s sole happiness would, for some gold-digging, lazy chicks, be just that: perfect. However, this photo just has too many implications not to ignore. First, I think it’s safe to assume he’s is just a regular blue collar guy, probably does oil changes for a living, works on cars, or is a plumber. There is absolutely nothing wrong with those jobs, by the way. I loved telling my friends that I was one of two girls in my Auto Mechanics class in high school. There’s not such thing as a bad job. Unless you’re a prostitute, but that’s not really a job because you don’t pay taxes (except in Nevada). Anyway. Second, so if she doesn’t work, what does she do all day? Watch her “programs” and look through Pinterest accounts?

All I’m saying is that it’s 2015, and the only think I can hear in my head is him telling her: “I will work 12 hours a day for you while you stay home and stay home and clean and make sure you have dinner ready. Because I love you. And when we have enough money saved, we can start that family you always wanted.” I don’t think it’s something to be proud of if you’re a woman who’s in a relationship with a man who allows you to be, or even WANTS you to be, unemployed. I can kind of see the chivalry behind it. But with that dated (and impractical) way of living, surely their sexual relationship is just as yesteryear. Am I to assume that because he’s the sole income generator, that she gets a spending stipend every month? After she’s done doing the dinner dishes, does he get on top of her so he can have sex with her? You know, because it’s his right as her husband? Does he get too tired to eat her out, but expects her to give him a knock-your-socks-off blowjob? OR, on the flip side, is he such a beta that when his wife tells him that being a homemaker is just as important and tiring, that she’s too tired to give him sex?

Superficially, it’s neat to tell your friends. “Oh, hey…I don’t have to lift a finger because my man works so I don’t have to.” But when the novelty of getting to say that to your friends and family wears off, I’d start to feel…stagnant.

The chick whose Facebook timeline from which this was posted is a single mother, is employed, and has a boyfriend who she doesn’t respect, i.e. talks crap about him behind his back and sends nudes to other people. I should know – Ryan and I were two of those people. I’ll leave it at that.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t have to look online for some stupid ass relationship memes. Why? Because I follow some stupid ass people on Facebook who are trigger happy when they post and share shit from their just-as-relationship-challenged friends.

Recently I saw this awesome little gem on my timeline. It has a picture of a man’s dirty, grimy hand next to a callous-free woman’s hand who we’re to believe belongs to his wife. The caption above the picture states:

“I work daylight to dark. Bust my knuckles, my back and my butt. I hurt all day everyday and take it to the max every second. When I feel like giving up, I just think about my wife and think about how this work is helping our household. There’s not a more important person in my life than her. My hands look like this, so hers can look like that.”

In a perfect world, a man who worked for a women’s sole happiness would, for some gold-digging, lazy chicks, be just that: perfect. However, this photo just has too many implications not to ignore. First, I think it’s safe to assume he’s is just a regular blue collar guy, probably does oil changes for a living, works on cars, or is a plumber. There is absolutely nothing wrong with those jobs, by the way. I loved telling my friends that I was one of two girls in my Auto Mechanics class in high school. There’s not such thing as a bad job. Unless you’re a prostitute, but that’s not really a job because you don’t pay taxes. Anyway. Second, so if she doesn’t work, what does she do all day? Watch her “programs” and look through Pinterest accounts?

All I’m saying is that it’s 2015, and the only think I can hear in my head is him telling her: “I will work 12 hours a day for you while you stay home and stay home and clean and make sure you have dinner ready. Because I love you. And when we have enough money saved, we can start that family you always wanted.” I don’t think it’s something to be proud of if you’re a woman who’s in a relationship with a man who allows you to be, or even WANTS you to be, unemployed. I can kind of see the chivalry behind it. But with that dated (and impractical) way of living, surely their sexual relationship is just as yesteryear. Am I to assume that because he’s the sole income generator, that she gets a spending stipend every month? After she’s done doing the dinner dishes, does he get on top of her so he can have sex with her? You know, because it’s his right as her husband? Does he get too tired to eat her out, but expects her to give him a knock-your-socks-off blowjob? OR, on the flip side, is he such a beta that when his wife tells him that being a homemaker is just as important and tiring, that she’s too tired to give him sex?

Superficially, it’s neat to tell your friends. “Oh, hey…I don’t have to lift a finger because my man works so I don’t have to.” But when the novelty of getting to say that to your friends and family wears off, I’d start to feel…stagnant.

The chick whose Facebook timeline from which this was posted is a single mother, is employed, and has a boyfriend that who she doesn’t respect, i.e. talks crap about him behind his back and sends nudes to other people. I should know – Ryan and I were two of those people. I’ll leave it at that.

2 thoughts on “Your Memes, My Thoughts

  1. Dang girl, tell’em why you mad!

    On another note, those soft pretty hands have never got down and dirty with a good blow job or hand job. You can tell she has never worked a pipe right!

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