Thursday, February 14, 2013

St. Valentine's Day

From the rap "No Lie" by 2 Chainz:

Thug life: one wife, a mistress, and a girlfriend.
It's an interesting point Mr. Chainz makes here: men have distinctive relationship needs. A wife is your respectable peer in public settings, manages your household, and raises your children. A mistress satisfies sexual urges and gives approval of your success. A girlfriend gives affection and is a focus for your affection. A man needs all three aspects of a relationship, and if any one is missing, he'll go find it in another relationship.

In terms of meeting these needs, my wife scores a 100% on being a wife and a 100% on being a mistress. (She's only "70% [my] girlfriend," though*, so she's got something she can work on in the future.)

Happy Valentine's Day! According to 2 Chainz, I'm living the thug life!

* = Direct quote of my wife, first week of January, 2001.


Nancy said...

And a month later I agreed to marry you. I think that (and the next 12 years) earns me 100% in the girlfriend department too.

The Man Your Husband Is Worried About said...

You can make up for it by going for 130% in the mistress department. (It's a total value thing; it just has to sum to 300%.)