People often ask how the wife and I met. Their next question is often why our relationship is so solid. With our generally upbeat outlook they can’t believe we’ve been together this long or ever been “tested”.
That’s a long story, and I hope to tell it here.
It was a near thing I suppose…us getting together. College…well…sucked. Not to put too fine a point on it…but I was POOR. Poverty. I was the wrong ethnicity and sex to qualify for any sort of aide, so I worked TWO full time jobs, carried a full-time class load, and pursued whatever part-time work I could get. This was typically hot, dangerous, taxing work in construction, farming, and transportation.
Despite all this, I still believed that men and women belonged together, so I dabbled in the dating scene. This comic is just some examples. There were probably around 20. By the end of it I simply felt like an ATM and was ready to write off the female of the species.
Girl#1: The whole idea of 'men' is so outdated, don't you agree?
Girl#2: Oooo. Where are you taking me next?
Girl#3: Go out with you? Sure! I'll do anything you want for $150 a night.
Girl#4: What kind of car you got? My man GOT to have a nice car.
Girl#5: Mmmm. You'll be fun to break.
Girl#6: Actually, I went out with you because my boyfriend needs $500 in bail, aaand I was hoping I could talk you into helping out?
Narration: I wasn't exactly thrilled with what I found.