Monday, June 06, 2005

Freud was right!

It is my fate, that most of my social life is dominated by single mothers with fourteen year old sons. As any primary school teacher will be able to tell you, some of those fourteen year olds are gems and some are boogers. I have no idea what makes one fourteen year old grow up to be a man, and the other grow up to be a booger. Freud would probably have a great theory on it if he were still alive, and most probably it would all be the fault of Mother.
About a month ago me and the single mothers were having a discussion while the kids were watching television. As is natural, when the wine flows freely and the food has been good, the subject drifted to politics and ultimately to George W. Bush.
"He went over to Iraq to steal their oil!", one of the boogers shouted, jumping up and down on the sofa. I didn't get a chance to ask where he got this wisdom from, because the little booger was doing handstands against the wall, all the while screaming that Bush was the evilistest meany in the whole wide world.
A little later, in one of those rare moments when the booger wasn't having one of his tantrums, I went over to him and gently asked him to explain the deeper reasoning behind his statements. He looked at me with unbelieving eyes and said: "You don't know? Then you're stupid." And that was it. I was stupid. Before I could reply, he was running up the stairs chasing the cat, screaming at the top of his lungs that Bush went over to Iraq to steal oil.

About a week later I was once again discussing the meaning of life with my single mother friends. The South-African red flowed freely, the food had been good, so naturally our discussion drifted towards George W. Bush.
"You know,", one of the single mothers said in a way that women do when they are announcing a public secret, "He went over to Iraq to steal their oil."
Feeling pretty safe, a mistake men often make when in the company of women, I ventured: "In so far as the liberation of the Iraqi people goes, I support Bush all the way." Mistake!

She looked at me with unbelieving eyes and said: "You don't know? Then you're stupid." And that was it. I was stupid. Before I could reply, she was running up the stairs chasing the cat, screaming at the top of her lungs that Bush went over to Iraq to steal oil.

I should have known. Freud was right. Goddammit! Freud was right!

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haha!

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