By Malcolm Rex
Last weekend, the grooms had a happy reunion at Small Den after weeks of trying in vain to find their place in the house. We have many reasons to thank the organisers of the ongoing Euro 2012 championship for coming to our rescue. The big beneficiary, of course, is TJ who cannot wait to leave his domestic troubles behind and hide under the curtain of socialising with the boys in the hood. Unfortunately, his woes are never far behind.
“Malcolm, I think my wife is on the verge of menopause,” said TJ in between the commercials. We all laughed knowing too well that the last three weeks must have seemed like eternity in his house. Anyway, we let him explain to us the reasons behind his newest “discovery”.
“You see, of late she has been going through a variety of very complicated emotional, psychological, and biological changes that have made me look like a stranger in the house,” he said.
For one, we had to thank TJ for that very accurate “diagnosis”. But then, what were we supposed to do to alleviate his suffering?
“I have an idea,” said Ras as all eyes turned toward him. “Provoke an equally uniform reaction. Go menopause.” As you are aware, Ras, our domestic pro, can be counted on to come up with the creepiest solutions to whatever problem.
“TJ, the nature and degree of menopause vary with individuals. Go a notch higher and buy yourself good sunglasses, a French cap and leather driving gloves. If you can afford, get the newest Porsche. Who will appear more complicated now?” Ras advised.
As the rest of the grooms roared with laughter, TJ could only regret as to why he had brought up the matter in the first place and turned to placing bets on the Euro 2012.