Friday, April 17, 2015
A man started talking to me in Jiffy Lube today. We talked about children mostly. Then he told me that his son's mother is twenty-two years younger than he and he doesn't know what happened when she got pregnant but before the baby she would just do anything he wanted. "She was malleable" he said with his hands in the air as if he was bending iron. "But then she got pregnant and now she's nuts." I told him that she wasn't in his life to do anything he wants and his face got all frowned up when he responded, "no, it's about compromise." But what part of "she was malleable" and "she did anything I wanted" said compromise? Oh well, don't strike up a conversation with me if you don't want to know what I think.