Perusing the swell Brooklyn blog Brokelyn this morning, I came across an article that posed the question, “Does less money equal more sex?” For this particular girl, even though I have lots of time on my hands, I can answer that question with a definitive “NO”. While, gentle readers, I would love for that to be the case, it’s simply not.
When I was first laid off, I read tons of blogs and advice columns and articles about what to do with your time when you find yourself suddenly jobless. And almost all of them suggested that the single gal or guy, gentle readers, should put the kind of time and effort into finding Mr/Ms Right that they would put into their full-time job. Now, I took these suggestions with a grain of salt, but I took them under advisement all the same.
Dear readers, you know that poor MatchGirl is on the hunt for a job, a hunt that has thus far come to no fruition, but one she takes quite seriously and spends much time on, nonetheless. But, she is also on the hunt for a man. And, gentle readers, she takes this hunt quite seriously as well. And feels like she has been spending much time on it. With no success. No frog princes, only frogs.
My coupled up/married up friends, of course, have loads of advice, dear ones. And they tell me that I have plenty of time, as I’m unemployed, so when I say that I feel I am wasting my time with one frog or another, they pshaw and say that is OK because I have plenty of time. But, I wonder, my dears, why should I waste my time just because I have plenty of it? And why do these couples think that my time or heart are worth any less than theirs are and once were?
There are no answers in this post, gentle ones. There is no advice to help any other unfortunate unemployeds. Just thoughts.