Back to main page
domestic disturbance

cnid_girl
So I just moved in with this new guy from work, because my lease was up and he needed a roommate. We're turning out to be pretty good friends and we get along well. Problem is, my boyfriend is getting all jealous because my new roommate is smarter than he is when it comes to things like technology and book smarts, and he has some other silly qualms like this. I think the real reason he's getting upset is because he realizes that he's 30 and that I won't marry him if he'll be 40 and still working in customer service; I think he sees my roommate as a younger version of what he could have accomplished, and this makes him jealous and insecure about where he is in life. (Since, you know, getting an associates degree in five years wasn't indication enough.) So how do I smooth things over without getting stuck in the middle?


Responses

Ayn Rand
The answer is obvious. By denying yourself sex with a smarter, more suitable mate, you are denying you are a woman-qua-woman and a rational being.



Ayn Rand
Your boyfriend will obviously never invent a new form of steel and revolutionize the American railroad industry. Drop him like a hot 10 pound iron ingot and seduce your housemate immediately.



Karen the Cute Computer Engineer
You're such a bitch. Doesn't love and loyalty to a relationship count for anything? You can't spend your entire life jumping from man to man looking for that perfect, um, ingot.



Ayn Rand
You can, and I'm proof.



Karen the Cute Computer Engineer
Yeah, but look at you, you're bitter, joyless, haggard and spiteful, and contemptuous of your fellow humans, you, you INGOT!



Karen the Cute Computer Engineer
I suck at swearing.



Ayn Rand
You're also not a woman-qua-woman.



Karen the Cute Computer Engineer
Fine.




Back to Archive Index


Images © their respective owners. Text © 1999-2003 The Conversatron. For entertainment purposes only.