The “Next to Marry” List

June 1st, 2010 · 95 comments

Scix in Salt Lake City, Utah found this Valentine tucked into a book at a local thrift store run by the Mormon Church. “The idea of using any edition of The Rules to get your kids married is kind of scary,” he says, but imagining the sweet, naive Mormon mom behind it (doing EVERYTHING IN HER POWER) makes it kind of cute…if a bit absurd.

K.T. - I'm sending Christy

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  • #1   not gen anything

    Kind of creepy

    Jun 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Shawna

      This is why I love thrift stores…I buy books from there ALL THE TIME with random crap like this. Last time, I got a book with an entire note written on the back pages about how some chick is mad at her husband for playing sports or something.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:02 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Chris

    I guess we know now why it was found in a thrift store.

    Jun 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   RunBarbara bang

    The only “Rules” I follow for dating are:
    1. wear something pleather
    2. big hair and bald pubes
    3. pay for the date, use a stolen credit card if possible
    4. swallow

    It’s not easy but it’s how I got to the top of “Next To Suffer Complications from Plan B”, which is better than marriage because I didn’t have to send out invitations.

    Jun 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm   rating: 56  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   TheOldSchool bang

      RB,

      I’ve just written a book called: “Plan A is for Abstinence: How I Unleashed the Hidden Power of My Personality to Avoid STDs and Unwanted Pregnancies.”

      Sadly, no agents seem willing to touch it.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 1:59 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Canthz_B bang

      Thanks, TOS. I was convinced that my horrible body odor was helping me avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancies.

      Now I know it’s the power of my personality!

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:29 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   mamason bang

      never mind

      Jun 2, 2010 at 11:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   clumber

      Emily Litella? Oh how I miss you….

      Jun 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Metah-4 bang

    Question: What was in Book 1 that would get them ready for Book 2?

    Question: What IS in Book 2 that would allow them to have a “fun” Valentaine’s Day?

    Whoa…

    Last question: Where can I find that book!?

    Jun 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   jfruh

    Wait, I’m confused — are both notes to the same person? Was the book the note was found in “the Rules.”

    Jun 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Kiryn

    The “next mommsen to marry” list? What kind of list is that?

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   infanttyrone

      Mommsen is a family name….JGI

      Jun 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Scix

    Scix is a boy, by the way.

    The image is the front and back of the same little note card. The book it was found in was not The Rules or anything related. I don’t remember what it was, though.

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I know you’re doing all in your power to get Christy and me together, Mom.
    That’s why I’m doing all in my power to keep you and Christy apart.

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   infanttyrone

    Dear Sonny Boy,
    Just FYI, Christy is going to be playing hard to get but don’t you believe it for a second…it’s all part of the plan based on The Rules II that she thinks she’s concocting to manipulate you into chasing her…Love, Mummy

    K.T., run far and quickly…this is about as motherly as Angela Lansbury giving Laurence Harvey a heads-up about a debutante she thinks he should ravage…well, ravage and then come home to Mother…remember the almost-kiss they had in the original The Manchurian Candidate

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Zeke

    “Mommsen”?

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Silence

    Doesn’t she mean the “Next Mommsen to Become a Baby Factory”?

    No thanks, Mom. Someone else can take my place in line. Really, it’s no big deal.

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   HandyMarigolds

      To be fair, with a name like “Mommsen,” there are certain baby-having expectations to live up to.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:13 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Mo® bang

      Like Duggars or Clowncarvagina? They live down the road from me. They need a barn or a milking shed more than a house.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:21 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Thanks for having confidence in me, Mom, but it’s pretty hard to break into the Top Ten Next Mommsen Marriages when Dad holds eight of the spots.

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm   rating: 98  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   veritybrown

      *rolls eyes* lame, lame, so very lame

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Canthz_B bang

      :roll: I think it hides its limp pretty well! :-P

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:10 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Bunnee

      :roll: Actually, Verity, it’s pretty damn clever. As of now, 23 people also think it’s pretty clever, too. I’m sure there will be more thumbs to come, and probably “Word”, too!

      Jun 2, 2010 at 9:04 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Sirius¤ bang

      Thumbity thumb thumb thumb.

      Sister Verity has her garments in a bunch – maybe she’s upset about her steadily declining place on that other list (the “Next Sister-Wife to Get a Night with Mr. Verity” list). So many Celestial Companions, so little time.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 9:55 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   HandyMarigolds

      To be fair, if you’re Mormon (I’m not) or Utahn (I am), you’ve heard the polygamy joke a frillion times.

      I gotta hand it to Canthz_B for delivery, though.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   Mo® bang

      Thumb thumb thumb thumb thumb…

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   farcical aquatic ceremony

      @12.5 Well, sure: if ALL the wives INSIST on telling the jokes to ALL the wives of their husbands’ friends, you’re gonna hit 1 frillion pretty darned quick!
      :)

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   anglophile bang

      I normally like to keep my thumbing private, but in this case, I think I’ll claim the 56th Thumb publicly.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   se

      and I’m 57th. that means I came right on top of Glo.. yeah me

      Jun 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.10   Canthz_B bang

      Wow! That was thumbthing special! :oops:

      Jun 2, 2010 at 8:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.11   Nahhh

      Woot! Thumb #69.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.12   eslinger bang

      72nd thumb here. And I’m sure I’ll catch hell from the rest of you for admitting this, but I didn’t understand the joke at first until I scrolled down a bit. :P

      Jun 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   LittleSprout bang

    Where do I sign up? I mean, really, since all we women want to do in life is marry and procreate. And if I don’t, then my life is meaningless, and I might as well just slit my wrists.

    [/i'm a nerd, but i don't do html]

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:11 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   HandyMarigolds

      Marrying and procreating ARE way important, but don’t forget eating yogurt and buying shoes.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 9:57 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   ISpy

    Wow. You’d think we would have more fun with the Mormon angle on this one. I think maybe the special underwear is a little tight.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 12:41 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Daniel

      That Mormon was fucking delicious?

      Jun 2, 2010 at 6:54 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Meesh

      Wait, wait, I’ll think of something… just give me a mormont…

      Jun 2, 2010 at 7:39 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   The Elf

      Give ‘em a break. They had to give up coffee and alcohol when they converted, you know.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Mo® bang

      A golden gecko told them to.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Escape Goat

    now i know why romeo and juliet tried to run away.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 12:43 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Rubber Chicken

    If they left the note in a random book, what did they do with “The Rules II”?

    Jun 2, 2010 at 12:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Canthz_B bang

      Sent it to Christy.
      Try to keep up! LOL

      Jun 2, 2010 at 1:01 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Splint Chesthair

    I dated a woman who followed the rules, or at least the “don’t accept a Saturday night date after Wednesday” or something similar. I called her like 3 weeks in a row on Wednesday or Thursday and she was always busy with family or something. I didn’t think much of it and would have continued to call but I met someone who was available on Saturday and eventually married her. Later, a friend of the first girl asked why I called so late in the week and hinted that it was a rule the girl followed. I said, I never thought about it and figured if she wasn’t busy she’d say so. Silly me.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 7:35 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   LittleSprout bang

      Hello! She was at church! DUH!

      …or whatever they call it these days…

      You could have gone to church with the family, you know.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Splint Chesthair

      I think this was before The Rules book of rules and had less to do with Joseph Smith, it was just a rule she used so as not to appear that she was “available” whenever I called what apparently was too late in the week. So she was available but I had called too late in the week, so she said she wasn’t, in an effort to make herself seem in high demand. So instead of just being honest and going out with me, she spent Saturday night home alone, while I went out and found my wife. Seems counterintuitive.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      Here is the thinking:

      1. The young lass should have plans by Wednesday. This is to be assumed because she’s such a nice piece
      2. Even if you’re pretty sure she doesn’t have plans for Saturday, you should avoid asking her after Tuesday to save her the embarrassment of having to say “no, I have no plans yet, but I’m getting desperate”
      3. Since you are aloof, you force her hand. Since you can’t deliver her from the embarrassment, she will take it upon herself to do so by lying and saying she has plans.

      This is incredibly stupid because life is short, but it’s also stupid for other reasons. Be glad you were able to stay away from a self-obsessed manipulator such as she. You dodged a bullet, though she was probably a sex vixen.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   anglophile bang

      Yeah, you dodged a bullet there, Chesthair. Imagine being married to someone who would put that much mental effort into shit like that. Probably never wears white after Labor Day and would never ever pick up the tab at a restaurant. :roll:

      Jun 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Woman on the Verge bang

    What’s Christy supposed to do? Whack KT over the head with The Rules II and drag him back to her cave?

    Jun 2, 2010 at 7:44 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Woman on the Verge bang

    Pretty sure the only way they are going to have fun with that book is if they tear out the pages and slide a copy of the Kama Sutra inside.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 7:50 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   jaywalke

    Sweetie-

    I mean it. EVERYTHING in my power. Don’t make me summon the Old Ones again, like we had to do for the bedwetting.

    Love you! (Or, at least I will once you are safely married! Same thing!)

    Mom

    Jun 2, 2010 at 7:53 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   farcical aquatic ceremony

    Okay, I tried (for a minute) to be all grown-up and respectful about naming convention differences, etc., etc., but–am I the only one having trouble with the name “Scix”?

    (Until I receive a better explanation, I’ll choose to believe that: someone thought the insertion of a “c” would effectively de-devil the devil’s number, and that tagging their child with the word as a ‘name’ would be doing god’s work by sending de-deviled sixes out into the world..?

    Jun 2, 2010 at 8:30 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Sirius¤ bang

      Well, you could say “Dennis”

      Jun 2, 2010 at 9:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Mo® bang

      It really is Scott, the “ott” is silent.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   farcical aquatic ceremony

      @21.1 : ( “…I didn’t know you were called ‘Dennis’…”

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Mark bang

      I’m 37! I’m not old!

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   Mo® bang

      I did say sorry about the “old woman”, but from behind you looked…

      Jun 2, 2010 at 10:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.6   The Elf

      … like Scix.

      And so we come full circle.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.7   Scix

      First two letters from my given first name, last two letters from my given last name.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.8   Mo® bang

      AH! Yay, thanks for the etymology! :grin:

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.9   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      It’s not over yet. Now we get to guess.

      Scott Penix

      Jun 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.10   he 'asn't got shit all over 'im

      AWESOME!! I thought I was insulting a real name with some real, quasi-religious significance, and I felt a bit bad…but now I know you just MADE UP a name that sounds a character that got chopped from ‘The Matrix’, why, I feel loads better! : )

      Jun 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.11   dave

      Be quiet!

      Jun 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.12   Scix

      ha ha ha….

      Better than what they called me in school.

      The “scott” is right.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 1:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.13   Canthz_B bang

      And we care because?

      Just submit the note…we’ll take it from there.

      Thanscix.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 2:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   HandyMarigolds

    Awww, Scix! Deseret Industries Thrift Store REPRESENT!

    The weird thing is, The Rules II is the guide for keeping your honey after you’ve used all kinds of PA mind-games to snare him in the first place. I know, because my (no-longer-Mormon) aunt sent me a copy when I was a teenager. (Must be a Salt Laker thing.)

    I do know that one Rules co-writer has since endured an ugly divorce, as has that Mars/Venus weenie John Gray. Maybe if they got to know their romantic prospects as people, rather than collections of dated gender stereotypes…?

    Jun 2, 2010 at 9:54 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Splint Chesthair

      Well of course, you can’t keep that BS up forever. It’s like I tell my teenage daughter when she says how much in love she is with someone and they never fight. I say, sure, that’s easy when you see someone once or twice a week and you’re on your best behavior and your only other communication is text messaging. It’s hard to love someone who eats all your Mint Chocolate Drumsticks and doesn’t replace them or gets angry with you in the morning because of what you did in a dream she had, or yells at you for opening the candy bag the day she bought them but if you wait too long she’ll yell that they aren’t getting eaten. That takes work!

      Jun 2, 2010 at 11:26 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Not That Nicole the Other Nicole

      I am reminded of the Great and Powerful and Wise Steve Harvey, Relationship Expert ™ being on the Tyra Banks show and saying that if a guy was an atheist you should run far, far away. He didn’t specify “if your religious beliefs clash.” He just said “if he is an atheist he has no moral barometer.”

      One, since when is it a barometer and not a compass? Don’t make stuff up to try and avoid cliches, Mr. Harvey.

      Two, atheists have statistically lower divorce rates so SUCK IT, HARVEY.

      Three, Steve Harvey is on his third wife.

      Relationship experts are so good with women they can afford to leave a stack of divorce papers wherever they go–not like they can’t grab another, right.

      Thank you for supplying this information about these other two guys so I can add that to my “relationship experts are a scam” arsenal. I get unduly enraged by this.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 11:47 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   eli

      @Splint Chesthair, so all of your marital problems revolve around food?

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   The Elf

      And all his marital aids. It’s an ongoing theme.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   Splint Chesthair

      @eli

      just some light-hearted examples of the difference between dating someone and actually living with them in a committment. If you see someone twice a week, is that enough to know what they’re like when they are angry, frustrated, sad? And anything else about my marriage is none of your business.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   Mo® bang

      There is an awful lot of summer squash in that garden…

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.7   Lurpy

      Wooo, D.I.! Glad to see some other Salt Lakers on here. It’s just unfortunate that our passive aggressive notes lend themselves so easily to polygamy jokes.

      Seriously, non-Utah people, you have no idea. Once a local brewery has come out with a beer called Polygamy Porter (slogan: “Why Have Just One?”), the jokes are stale and the brewery won.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.8   HandyMarigolds

      @other Nicole:

      THANK you! These know-it-alls drive me batty. A, physician heal thyself. B, the stupid books are always pastel-colored paperbacks directed at women. It’s apparently exclusively our responsibility to keep a relationship/marriage healthy. No self-respecting dude would invest in a book called “She’s Just Not that Into You.” (Or “She’s Not Into You Either.” Or “Women in General are Just Not that Into You, Maybe it’s the Smell?”)

      Yeah, this is one of my berserk buttons, too. Then again, I go to church on Sundays while my apparently-evil husband sleeps in, so what do I know?

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.9   Sirius¤ bang

      @other Nicole:

      You can tell Steve that I am an atheist, and I possess both a moral barometer, and an immoral depth gauge.

      And shopping at DI gives you something to do on Saturday, since you can’t watch Saturday Night Live in Utah.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.10   aaa bang

      Dude, I’m a nihilist. Does these mean in the Steve Harvey universe mean that I’m so lacking in moral direction that I’ll immediately burst into flames upon entering a church or if a truly ethical person casts their gaze upon me?

      Then again, I work on Sunday and watch gay porn. I already knew I was going to hell.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.11   Mark bang

      Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.12   mamason bang

      It’s kind of ironic that the divorce rate for born-again Christians is actually higher than that of hell bound heathens.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.13   eli

      @Splint Chesthair You’re the one who brought it up.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.14   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      I once knew a filthy atheist. Disgraceful. The guy would go out killing people all the time, I assume.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.15   Attila the Nun bang

      I’m an atheist and I have a moral barometer. I used to have a moral compass, but it kept leading me into strange places; like the locker rooms in elementary and middle schools, or into the bottom of a deep body of water. I now have a moral barometer, and it works much better. Granted, the only thing that happens is the bubble goes up and down randomly, but at least it does not try to lead me to my death.

      I hope that puts to rest any doubts that atheists have moral compasses (or barometers). I should now get back to burying these bodies.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.16   eslinger bang

      @not nicole: I’m just wondering why you were watching Tyra in the first place…

      Jun 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   H for Toy bang

    Only chocolate food, which is only right. I think Splint is my husband.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   H for Toy bang

      Grrr Gigglebrax fail. I am having such problems today! The gods of some other website must be angry at my devotion to PAN.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Deep, cleansing breaths, H. Sending white light and gigglebrax energy your way….

      Jun 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Natalie

    For some reason, when I read this I imagined that KT and Christy were sisters or female cousins or something, and KT’s mom was trying to get the BOTH of them onto the “next mommsen to marry” list. I didn’t imagine that they were dating each other… although now I can see that angle too, I guess. Hmm.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 2:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   clumber

      Hey! Now you’re contributing to the confusion of a Clumber! Cease!

      … i was certain they were both destined for the list… not destined with all her powers to be together…. curses.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   notolaf

    Am I the only one who thinks Mom Mommsen was being funny?

    Hel-LO!!!

    Jun 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Bad Mood

    I hate it when I feel the need to leave a non-snarky comment here, instead of just lurking and being on my way. Seriously, screw these books. The Rules, He’s Just Not that Into You, and Steve Harvey fail to recognize that women might actually want to fuck. “Don’t ever ask a guy out. They want to do the pursuing.” What about what I want? I might want some sex. Crap like this follows the sex-as-commodity model which argues that teh wimmins should withhold sex in exchange for a ring. Grr… I just got all ranty.

    Jun 2, 2010 at 7:13 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   anglophile bang

      You think you’re in a Bad Mood? I’m a single childless 40 year-old knitter with multiple cats. Being Pure As The Driven Snow is a tough row to hoe, I’ll tell you.

      Jun 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   TippingCows

      The problem with these pastel-covered pieces of crap (you know, the books that actually warrant burning) is that they call encourage you to play mind games.

      Nevermind trying to figure yourself out, and be open to the fact that you MIGHT be wrong or PETTY or over-react about stupid shit. Never mind that you might be driving people away with your inability to see your short-comings. Or conversely, that your self-esteem is so low that you take everything people say at face value and don’t know what red flags are. Or, OR …

      I’ll just repeat the sentiment of “Steve Harvey – go suck it”. Thanks – now I feel better.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 12:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   HandyMarigolds

      I’m likewise bugged by the overwhelming notion in these books that women only want matrimony and men only want nookie.

      Also, the overwhelming implication that women don’t care about looks. John Gray has reason to hope so, but…sorry, dude. Pitt and Clooney are famous for a reason.

      Jun 3, 2010 at 9:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   xindi

    Sunflower.

    Jun 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   M

    So…if Momma Mommsen is concerned that her kids aren’t getting married, maybe she should take a good look at their various quirks and try to think of why it’s a good thing that they’re not procreating…

    Jun 4, 2010 at 9:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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