Friday, 29 August 2008

Half of Me Is My Mother, Why We Cheat, and Five Other Points

Mood: :o|
[Toot!] Index: 0.2
Communism Bit: Off
Location: Entebbe


  1. Argh. I'm having a horrible week. I should close a deal by the end of the month, or I'm going under. :o( And the month has three days left to it, two of which are not working days. Horrible time, right now. But tomorrow, maybe. Tomorrow, I may close one.
  2. Alicia Keys' You Don't Know My Name is a bleeding hymn to the red-eyed goddess of unrequitted love. If you agree, say "Aye".
  3. Salman Rushdie got a rejection for Midnight's Children, believe it or not. Stephen King once got rejections for a book that was later let through to sell well. Heck, Stephen King has a collection of rejection slips—yes, the guy who wrote Dolores Claiborne and Shawshank Redemption. Moral: editors generally suck more than the writers over whom they have power. Christ of Nazareth! How did we end up like this? So I'm thinking there may be some semi-literate fuck telling Ernest Bazanye and Iwaya that their books won't be published, or something like that. After the Revolution, all editors will be sent to labour camps. Holy Communist Nazarene! Sometimes you want Plato's republic already.
  4. I'm thinking of a name for my phone. I realise she doesn't have one yet, which is a bad thing. Even my mug has a name (which I'm scared to tell). Heck, even some dreadlock on me head has a name!
  5. Someone once said I write "all feminine and shit, all girly [...] very emotional, sometimes [...] feminine writing [...] gay [...]". She said my writing was "feminine writing". Can you believe that? Maybe women these days write a lot of fuck-the-West and lots of racist and anti-American shit that achieves little beyond frothing at the mouth. Then again, that was back then, when I still wrote stories from the slums. I'm going to start that again, by the way. The "feminine writing", I mean; the stories. (Since half of me is entirely made up of my mother, hints of androgyny every here and there should be permissible. Yes, this is my excuse. Fuck you too. Fu ... what did you call me?)
  6. My left finger-tips are still in the shock of once again meeting the guitar's fretboard. Poor fuckers. And this time I'm pretty serious about wanting to play this thing, so they are only getting started. Pray for my left finger-tips. Also, I'm about to give up on copying James Blunt's chords, until some years from now, when—insha'llah—I've improved much.
  7. I realise this is readably-short, so far. But I want to chase many readers away, so let me lengthen it. (My posts have stage fright, so smaller audiences are all we'll allow for now. Go Away™.

    Get The Daily Monitor of August 9th, if you can. Go to the women's section. I don't remember the name of the pull-out, Women's Special or the like, but there is a story there, a story of pain. A woman recounts how her new husband cheated on her with his secretary, and the hurt drips off the page and falls onto your shoes in big salty drops. Here's the problem: I think all the guys who cheat on their wives (I'll say "us" and "we", to avoid sounding like a Pharisee or, worse, like a pastor) do not intend to. It's just, at some point, the hormones grab us by the horns—yes—and hurl us against the women. Wait. Sit down. Let me explain. Calm down.

    The hurt that the woman expressed was so tangible, I heard a scream in my head, which I think corresponds to the scream she gave, when she discovered him with his secretary, clamped tight, chest-ku-chest, between the unrelenting jaws of an impending climax. (Or maybe they were into less-clich├ęd positions.) Apparently, the door was even open (beware of wanting the thrill of discovery—you may get it). She even got a miscarriage, in the events that followed her seeing her hubby and then fainting. It's a horrible, horrible story of betrayal.
    I am always scared of angry women, and this one was more than just angry.
    Now, cheating is bad, and not cheating is good. That is the problem: I know myself to not do the right thing except by mistake. As such, I'm totally scared out of my wits when I realise that the wrong thing will cause such severe damage (because I do the wrong thing nearly always). But I love my women so much that I don't want to hurt them, especially not in this fashion. So I'm caught in a hard spot. What to do?

    Once upon a time, there were men who would resist the urge to fuck. But they died out, because any hesitation is genetic suicide. All the men, therefore, who have survived to breed today have that strain of losing their mind in the vicinity of sex. It is why humans exist at all. (It's easy to see why it wasn't up to the women, and therefore why women, in general, are more-faithful.) The reason you'll have kids with your husband (his Male Urge™) is the reason someone else may also have kids with him. (Hey, why is it so quiet here? I'll talk to myself, alright.)

    The only hope for us, I think, is to not get into a situation where there is a chance of getting into the neighbourhood of the possibility of the chance of cheating. I know, you've heard it many times: don't be alone with your nude secretary. But that's not what I mean. I mean don't have a fucking secretary at all. Too much to ask? Yes. I intend it to be like that. In reality, the murders you'll save the world, if you forgo the secretary, outnumber those you incur by managing your two-appointments-a-week by yourself. It's built into your fucking mail client, after all. Work from home, if your urge, like mine, hits with stochastic regularity. (And, of course, have your wife close by.) If it sounds like you're sacrificing much (money, comfort, &c), it's because you are. Look at it as an investment, maybe.
    For prominence, let me put this in a block:
    It is important for us to know that we can't resist cheating on our women, and therefore to not get in a situation where we need to resist cheating.
    ~ Me
    If you can't swallow, don't chew. Why? Because swallowing, like fucking, doesn't involve the brain. It's an involuntary action. It's a reflex. You can't think about it and weigh the risks. The point-of-no-return is not marked. All you know is that you've ruined two lives, and now you know—only in retrospect!—that you, at one point in time, did cross the point-of-no-return. I think this is the only survival strategy we have. Do you, like me, fuck anything that walks? Then close your eyes. I sound like an extremist, and I hate that. But, honestly, I think the only alternative is causing such pain and damage that it would be better if we never got involved with our girls at all in the first place. (Funny that they expect us not to cheat on them precisely because it is a bit hard not to cheat on them. The "effort" put in refects the worth, blah-blah-blah. That's another post, I guess.)
    Lead us not into temptation.
    ~ The Nazarene
    Ah. If you, like me, are in the "spirit is willing but the Flesh is weak" category, then what you want is not to get into having to make a choice on whether or not to cheat: you'll make the wrong choice. Just don't be led into where you have to make the choice (therefore you can't make the wrong choice). It's not lead us not into the right decision, but rather lead us not into having to make a decision at all. Lead us not into temptation.

    I'll close with four things.
    1. I love the Haskell programming language because it leads me not into temptation. Other languages require me to be very smart. But I code when I'm supposed to be sleeping—when the right decision won't happen. Hence my love for this beautiful language. (Ignore the criticisms in that article—utter bullshit.)
    2. I assume that, because female cheating is not as common, it is also less-forgivable. Chauvinist Pigs of the World, Unite!™ But seriously, the receptive nature of female sex, you see, makes it very much a different thing. But the hurt caused by cheating, incidentally, is bigger for the women (I swear) than it is for the men. If we want something to remind us of the damage we are causing, we should imagine being cheated on, then multiply it by 25,457.493. Hehe. Renders you impotent, no? Me neither.
    3. I was watching a play by Tyler Perry where his Madea character was, and there was this exchange (and you see why Tyler is a genius, even when he's generalising too much). The play was called Madea's Class Reunion, if memory serves:
      - How can I tell if my husband is cheatin' on me?
      - Do you think he's cheating on you?
      - Yes ...
      - Well, that's how you know!
      Ah, women. I used to think it was only my Mama I couldn't lie to. Then I discovered it was all girls in general. Then I discovered that all guys couldn't lie to girls, so I stopped feeling inferior. Women's intuition is about my strongest evidence that God is a girl.

    4. I think, also, it helps to give these things much thought before we have to think about them. As in, it helps for each of us to have a calculus for dealing with this kind of case before we are faced with a nude army of lesbian rapist nuns with beads on their waists and army bandannas and toe rings and full-colour Communist tattoos and piercings in hush-hush places and guns and handcuffs (ah, my fantasies!). And fire. Don't forget the fire. :o) I love fire.
      That way, we work out where we stand on the issue without being compromised by the Urge™. We kind of do mock drills for survival, as we turn it over in our heads.
      Maybe my fears are unique, but I certainly never love a girl until I love her very, very much, and to think that I'd hurt a girl I love in such a brutal fashion is so, so scary for me, O God, I can do little more besides pray to the Heavens Above to just never, ever let me live into the year when I'd betray my heart's love like this, to lead me not into into temptation.
      OMFG. That's so ... girly. Too gay. But I'll leave it, since I can't spend more time thinking up a replacement. It's fucking late, and I have an early day tomorrow.

16 comments:

DeTamble said...

SOCKS!

I just bought my tickets. Sucker! I'm gonna harass you until you beg for fucking mercy!

Now to read the post :-)

DeTamble said...

Hey pretty little girl *winks*. Wanna come down behind the sheds with me? I do so love effeminate boys...you have no idea, show me a girly guy and this girl is on all fours.

J.K. Rowling got many rejections and now she's a billionaire.

Fuck you too. Fu ... what did you call me? Oh dear, Rev, I laughed and laughed and laughed. Just picturing you saying that, funny shit.

As a girl, I find it very very easy to cheat on boys. I can go through three a day. Literally. 1 boyfriend and 2, erm, buddies. Can't help myself. And it's true, I think boys are more easily hurt by being cheated on. Though girls appear more hurt, we tend to move forward faster, we have a better support system and our generally emotionally stronger.

petesmama said...

Aye. (On Alica's crooning)

Nay. (On men cheating more than women)

Feminists can come kill me, but all I'm saying is for every man that is cheating, there is a woman trappd beneath him doing exactly the same thing. So why are women suddenly the great victims? Bull-poop, I say!

Guys tend to sort of fall into temptation, as hurtful as it might be to their partners, but women definitely even the score. When a chick has decided to do somehting evil to you, you can be sure it will be the most painful, premeditated evil thing that could possibly happen. That is why I fear women more.

kissyfur said...

This was one hell of a long post. how u doing Comrade?

Mr. B2B... said...

Long post
Stochastic regularity
Dude, you best not get involved in any "deep" relationship coz you will have a crazy time....saying no!

and then about your info of not getting into situations...

Women know that men love and many a time fail to resist sex, and that allows for them to in a way forgive men...

they do have a stronger support system, coz hey, they have been talked to their entire lives....

boys, are generally ignored till....
something drastic happens...

and yeah, women can be "NAAAAASTY", but what you should not forget is that they can be NASTIER than men, but only when they are reacting..

men act nasty, and get the NAAAAASTIEST reaction out of women...

so generally, don't try to cross them, coz you will be put square Rev..

dope post

leos child said...

how you rant completely on different topics and still make them relate buffles me.one thing i know is women who have been cheated on have in most cases analyzed the the pre signs so when they cheat they are smarter and when they are discovered most are not sorry.we fall for people faster but also get over them faster and thus less hurt.

Carlo said...

You've watched 'Madea's class reunion'? wow! you're officially a girl. my boyfriend refuses to watch any Tyler Perry. mbu it will make him less of a man or some ish like that. but now, can we go for coffee? or tea? whatever?

We missed you yesterday at BHH. Where were you? Entebbe is not that far.

gayuganda said...

Hi Communist,

that was wonderful. Great!

But my usual rant. Go to the most interesting point of someone calling you gay. Hey, why the hell cant you utter the word? Beating around the bush, not getting to the point, why the fuck not????

Was very interesting. but as i rread on, my eyes got wearier, and wearier, like a too good wine sedates one....

Sybella said...

instead of no secretary, you could have one of the same sex as you... yes 27th, male secreataries also exist...

i am with petesmama and mr.b2b about the chicks cheating... and they rarely get caught...

gayuganda said...

Hey, Sybella;

damn me. Did he talk about a secretary? Ok, could have been were I dozed off.

Do you think male secretaries dont cheat???? Well, reverse misogyny, isnt it?

And damn, with all 27th concerns about the way he writes like a 'girl' [read gay?], do you think he wants the temptation????

Ha 27th, hope you do have a sense of humour. You know, now that you are going to be an in-law, you have to get used to my sarcastic one, hope Princess did warn you!

gug

DeTamble said...

@GUG: Can't utter what? The word 'gay'? 27th can't say gay? That's probably 'cause he's in the closet, I mean, why doesn't he have a girlfriend? He's probably yearning after some lovely lad...such as Willow ;-)

I wonder how 27th will go having a gay in-law...do you think it will freak him out? I bloody hope so!! He deserves it!

gayuganda said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

DeT, between you and me, I think you are freaking him out now!


ha ha ha!

gayuganda said...

Hey deT,

seen how we managed to stop the flow of comments here? Just by broaching the 'G' word.

From me, to you all, Ugandans are PRUDES!!!

Dear prospective in-law, I am not going to comment more, just in case you have lost your cool, until you post something else. I will not talk for deT, the woman has a mind of her own.

And by the way, I have posted something for deT concerning you at my blog. I know, with your struggles and 'busyness' in the economic world, i have to tell you, from here!!!!

Eh, no, dont you dare give up. And, have you given that bribe?

Your irascible, prospective in-law

gug

DeTamble said...

If he's lost his cool then he is a loser.

Mudamuli Ntikita Ntikita said...

If only I could discover a way to keep my heart from hurting those first weeks after a man has cheated on me, I would be on cloud nine.

Nevertheless, I’m amazed at how fast I’m able to move on especially when a better guy comes along. Could be because I never really love a man that much?

Or is it because I ask myself a question my Mom once asked me when I got my first real heart break, “Is he worth it?”

31337 said...

nuggets of wisdom!