[I just came back from a trip to visit a friend in Nebraska]
Mr. C (grabbing my left hand): Miss R., what did I tell you?? I thought we agreed that you would stay in Nebraska until you caught yourself a husband.
Me: Well actually no, WE did not agree on this — YOU did.
Mr. C: Well Miss R, it’s for your own good. I bet you didn’t even follow my advice did you?
Me: Ummmm, refresh my memory as to what that was…
Mr. C (now a bit exasperated): Ugggh Miss R!! I told you to go out there and act stupid, men DO NOT like girls who are smart. What did you do, talk politics? Chemistry? What??!! Crap, I think marrying you off is going be a little harder than I first thought, don’t get mad if I don’t come see your for a few days, I am bit distraught right now that I have to come up with yet another plan to get you married….
One thought on “smart is the new dumb.”
You should have learned that from The Little Mermaid already.
“The men up there don’t like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore
Yes, on land it’s much preferred
For ladies not to say a word
And after all, dear, what is idle prattle for?
Come on, they’re not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who’s withdrawn
It’s she who holds her tongue who gets her man”