I participate in an online message board that is a place for people dealing with infidelity in their marriage to get support and advice. I saw a thread today that asked if anyone would take a bullet for their spouse.
Is this guy serious? This is a virtual meeting room full of people who have remarkable contempt for their spouses. Does he realize that most of the people who will read his question will want to shoot him just for asking something like this? Well, maybe it’s not quite that intense. Anyway, some of the responses were clever and funny.
One ex-wife said that she would do anything for her kids, but not for her ex-husband. She said that since he drove their marriage into the iceberg, it’s women and children first into the lifeboats. He’s on his own. I thought this response won the award for the most clever.
Another soon to be ex-wife said that there’s no way she’d take a bullet for her cheating spouse. She would, however, considering firing one at him.
One of the regular posters said he wasn’t over his wife’s affair enough to take a bullet for her. He said he is feeling a little more hopeful that they might work things out so if she needed an ambulance, he would probably call one for her.
One guy went deep into thought to come up with a good response. Things were a little better these days for them and he would probably be willing to get hurt for her, but not die. So he would take a shot in the leg from a small gun from far away but he wouldn’t do it if the gun was big and close.
Another guy said of course he’d take a bullet. He’s a cop and he has a vest. And this makes me wonder – what kind of woman with a death wish would cheat on a man who uses a gun at work? Talk about police brutality…