Been mulling over this post since I read it – I think the aspect that was eluding me was the “scale of human-ness” one. Bear with me. Your father is an old-timey patriarch. His comment is coherent with viewing females (your future girlfriends) as lesser than males (your non-future boyfriends). If you go any lower down than women on the scale of human-ness, you’re no longer human.
By: CassieC on October 26, 2008 at 5:29 am
Seeming as he apparently doesn’t see females as fully human, you’re in a bit of a quandry there.
By: The Amazing Kim on October 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm
Cassie and Kim, that is what I thought when he first said it.
Well, honestly, does he think you’re going to turn up at home one day with a fish in a bag –
“mum, dad, meet Glenda. She doesn’t say much, but she’s lovely – can I keep her?”