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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Prudie, I Love You!

The following is from slate.com ... and, frankly, I could agree with Prudie more!

Dear Prudence,

I'm 24, and I've been with my boyfriend for about 18 months. We were friends in high school, then met again after college, and started living together almost immediately. We have been talking about marriage lately, which I am beyond excited about; however, my boyfriend has informed me that I need to lose 20 pounds before he will propose. He claims that's the only reason he hasn't asked me yet. In his words, he wants "a hot wife." Am I crazy to think that unconditional and true love still exists? Everything else in our relationship is great. I don't want to walk away from something so wonderful, but this just seems a little ridiculous. Help!

—In Love With Mr. Vain


Dear In Love,

I have a plan that will make both of you happy. It begins with you starting on a new exercise program. Get a comfortable outfit and a pair of excellent workout shoes. Then put all your worldly possession in a suitcase, pick it up, walk out the door, and keep on walking.

—Prudie

4 comments:

Brave Sir Robin said...

That.
Guy.
Is.
A.
Prick.

She's good enough to sleep with every night, but not to marry?

Run girl, don't walk, RUN!

Little Merry Sunshine said...

Prudie forgot to mention that with her plan, this woman would immediately lose approx. 150-200 pounds (of dead weight in the form of her deadbeat boyfriend) and thus would experience more self-confidence and self-worth immediately. Another long-term health effect would be increased attractiveness by not having such a loser on her arm.

Jenn said...

Oh man, Prudie is a genius.

t said...

What a great answer! :)