It’s Monday and I have another I Wish Someone Would for you. This one has a twist, but I won’t be revealing what it is until later on today
if the post gets enough comments. Ready? Let’s begin.
So Man and Woman meet, date, and fall in love. They stick it out for an acceptable 3 years before calling it quits. Although they’ve gone their separate ways, they remain close friends and see each other often. For a while both Man and Woman are committed to nothing but the bachelor lifestyle, and their boundary-free friendship flourishes with no signficant other’s feelings to be considerate.
After a couple of years of being the best of friends despite their history, Man falls in love. He tells his friend Woman about it and Woman is happy for him. Man decides that Wife is the one for him and proposes. And after a few bouts of cold feet (which Woman helped him to overcome) Man puts a ring on it.
Man’s friendship with Woman continues to flourish though and there aren’t many more boundaries than there were before Wife came on the scene. He and Woman still hang out alone together, they spend hours on the phone, and when something exciting or dramatic happened to him, he called Woman first to tell her about it. Wife doesn’t mind though because she trusts Man and knows that opposing their friendship is only going to make Woman more alluring to Man.
Until one day when Man and Wife are on their way to a family function and Man receives an urgent phone call from Woman. Her toilet is clogged – can he come over and plunge it? Man – knowing Woman as he does – doesn’t have to ask why she doesn’t plunge it herself; he already knows that she finds it nauseating. So despite the fact that Woman lives in the opposite direction of where he and Wife are going, he agrees to stop by and do the job for her on their way. He arrives at Woman’s house with Wife in tow; leaving her in the car while he runs in the house to handle the emergency plumbing situation. Woman thanks Man profusely for his help and Man and Wife continue on to their function.
Woman realizes later that it may have been slightly inappropriate for her to ask her ex-Man to perform a household task for her. She apologizes to Man and asks if Wife was bothered by it. Man says “no it’s cool” and the matter is dropped.
A few weeks later Man and Wife are in bed at about 2:00am on a Saturday. Man’s phone rings – it’s Woman. She is out with her girlfriends and they are stranded at a club downtown – can Man please come and pick her up? Before the question is even out of Woman’s mouth, Man says “I’m on my way” and jumps in his car. He races downtown to rescue Woman and her drunken friends, dropping them home and staying to chit chat at Woman’s place for an hour or two before returning home to Wife.
Now I pride myself in being the coolest of girls but I would lose every ounce of my shit if my man was jumping out of my bed to go rescue his girl at 2 o’clock in the damn morning. And the toilet thing? Just – no. But tell me dear readers, what would you do?
If you were Woman, would you have stayed friends with Man after he married? Have you ever asked an ex for these kinds of favours?
If you were Man, would you have helped Woman in these situations?
If you were Wife, how hard would you kick Man’s ass?
Speak your piece in the comments.