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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The no refund/no exchange marriage

Imagine there are many stores waiting for your business. Some claim low prices, other tease better selection, and still others bait you with offers of rebates and no payments for a year.
Now imagine that once you choose this store, it's the only store you will shop from for the rest of your life. That puts a different spin on your choice, doesn't it? Convenience stores are out, not enough selection. Hardware superchains maybe great for your hobbies, but will they provide the necessities of life? And will you really be able to survive on frilly underwear and silky camisoles from Victoria's Secret?
This is where long term thinking must override short term desires. As much as we want to live in Victoria's Secret world, decorate from Crate and Barrel, or travel with Sharper Image's newest gadgets, reality says we need more than sex, stuff, and sponteneity. Marriage, the ultimate choice, depends on multifaceted opportunities for years of compatability. Sex has its place, but as everyone knows after being married for a period of time, cannot be the basis of a long term relationship. You can't have sex at work, the grocery store, paying bills, burping kids, and carpooling. Neither can sharing hobbies, because real life isn't only about fishing, golfing, or traveling. There has to be a connection past one or two common interests for survival.
Since I have a daughter and a son, my goal is to teach them what marriage is and isn't so their choices are made with a clear mind and vision for the future. It's my hope that as much as they may 'window shop', their final choice will be one that addresses all of their needs, not just immediate desires.
Target, WalMart, Kmart - they offer everything you could ever want at any age. And while they definitely aren't as exciting as Frederick's of Hollywood, who wants to be sixty five years old, alone, and only a box full of lace teddies to show for it?

3 Comments:

  • Excellent Tish! I'm hoping to find a Target kinda guy to spend the rest of my life with :)

    By Blogger poopie, at 9:11 AM  

  • My husband of 28 years is definitely a Lowes...and that's good because I'm Dillard's all the way. Together we make an awesome quality supercenter! Ooops...I forgot about food. Maybe that's why we eat out so much...lol

    By Blogger Karyn Lyndon, at 10:06 AM  

  • Gosh, Tish, I never thought of it that way. Excellent points you made, indeed. My hubby, like a shiny new Super Target, has everything to offer, at an excellent price!!

    By Blogger Robin, at 2:26 PM  

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