An old friend called me last night. I haven't heard from him in a long while and it turns out there was a reason for that. I asked him how he and his family have been and he replied he was having some ups and downs. When I pressed him for more details my friend asked me where he should begin. I told him to hit me with the worst.
"She's leaving me," he said.
Well....I did ask.
He was on the road detailing the upcoming divorce, his second, and while he wouldn't admit it to me he was holding back every tear he could muster. I did my best to counsel my friend and he said it helped gain some insight into her character and the reasoning for this split, but nothing I could say could make him feel better.
After a long conversation I sit down to my computer. People IM me asking me what's up and I tell them the news of my dear friend. Below are some of the responses:
"Dude. We're 34 and not paying child support or alimony. That's not a bad thing."
"You rethinking your idea of wanting a family one day?"
"So did he ask you to take him to a strip club?"
"Vegas. We need to go to Vegas. I don't want to hear any argument. Vegas."
"Get him drunk. Do what you do best."
Ahhh Vegas. It would be good for him.
"Ah, yes, divorce... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet." - Robin Williams