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Strip for Wednesday 16 November 2005

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By Benjamin Loh

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Insane Babbling

A friend of mine asked me for an opinion today - I will tell you his story.

He's married to this chick for some years now. Apparently, he picks his wife up from work from time to time and tonight was one of those nights when he does. He called him wife just as he leaves the office and told her he'll be there in 20 minutes. He gets there - door is locked and calls his wife. Takes the life some time to shut down the computer and leave the office - all the while knowing that her husband is locked outside the office waiting for her. While he waits, there is a whole flurry of activities going on in the office and all the people who saw the husband waiting outside don't even bother to open the door to let him in. So he waits until she comes out.

He gets resentful.

She says she rushed out of the office as soon as he called (the second time).

He maintains that she should have gotten ready and be ready to go by the time he gets there and not to get ready only when he gets there.

So it became a question of who should be waiting for whom.

Turns out that this is a history between the two of them that NEVER gets sorted despite many conversations and fights about it.

Then he tells her also that he is angry that no one bothered to let him into the office and kept him outside knowing that he is outside and he can't get in.

She says, why bother? They are all leaving, which was why they were rushing out so that they can all leave.

I tell him "Dude, just leave it. These are trivial matters and all it needs is for one person to give way to the other person."

Then he lands a shocker on me - he tells me that "Ben, this is the best I am ever going to get and it will never get any better. I don't know what is left for the future if this is a sign of things to come."

I tell him to just sleep on it and that he's just tired. I tell him never to think that way because the two of them are both so in love with each other and that little differences between a couple will be inevitable.

I was being his lawyer.

Now, here's the thing - his kind of situation is not unique but what happens when one person say enough is enough? Which is why it is so important to remember the little things in life that:

"True love means never having to say you're sorry"

"When you love each other and drive each other crazy - at which point do you say enough is enough? Never"

"I'll never let go Jack"

"You jump I jump"

"You had me at hello"

"You complete me"

What's the point to the above? MOVIES MAN!!!! THEY TEACH YOU EVERYTHING!!!!! So being the idiot that I am, I quoted all of the above to him and followed up with a final line from.....

Yup, you guessed it - the most romantic movie of all times "GONE WITH THE WIND"

"FRANKLY MY DEAR, I DON'T GIVE A DAMN."

Some counsel I turned out to be. I can be such an idiot some times.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
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