Monday, October 11, 2010
Is your Husband one of the 70%?
A new Brazilian study says that 70% of Brazilian men are either cheating or have cheated on... I didn´t quite get if it was ever or their current partner.
Basically it is says what a lot of people already assume.
So a lot of questions come to mind when you see statistics like this, such as, is this at one party and why am I not invited???
Seriously though, where and how are this much of the population screwing around... Oh wait.
1. Motels with hidden garages: Yeah, you need to have an underground garage because your kids are going to get embarrassed that you and your wife still have an active sex life. Sure, that´s the reason for that one.
2. Culturally ok beers with friends after work without calling the wife or worrying about helping with the kids: I´m not talking about going out with the guys once or twice a week. It is quite common for men in Rio de Janeiro to go out and get drunk every single night with their buddies. Sometimes the wife goes to babysit, often she is not invited. I ran into the drunk doorman of my old building one evening and he told me he was celebrating the birth of his babies. I exclaimed twins! No, too easy. His wife had their baby 4 days earlier. Another woman he met at the bar just had the other that morning. His reply to my speechlessness was that it´s ok because he can support them both. Sure, that makes the whole situation just dandy.
3. Traveling for work: Travel is necessary for a lot of jobs in this country. To Brasilia, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, hell they could have a girl at every port. This doesn´t mean much but the sheer frequency of trips between Rio and São Paulo, for example, could open a lot of windows if you were looking.
4. Or while living in another city all together because of your job while your family stayed behind in your home town: This one totally caught me off guard. One of my first students worked in Rio and went home every weekend to his family in Victoria. His wife didn´t want to uproot the family because of the new job. That was not the last time I encountered that type of arrangement. I don´t want to say that you´re asking for trouble there but you are asking for trouble there!
Doe that mean your Brazilian mate is going to be bringing you home a present in the form of something that requires a shot? No no no. You still have a 30% chance right? What on Earth can we do?!
Well, we have a few options:
Castration. But then there´d be little to no point in staying around after that.
Swinging, not at the playground. This lands in the whatever floats your boat category. Personally, I don´t have the maturity or lack there off (depending on how you look at it) to jump into this boat. I´d end up trying and then reverting to option number one and no one would be happy.
Role playing. Now this is fun for the whole family... if you take out the children because that´s just sick. No your costumes can not double as dress up cloths thank you very much.
In all honesty, I don´t think it has anything to do with sex, or in very few cases. It´s a thrill of the catch or a new cow/old cow situation. It´s a glitch in the personality. A need to plant their seed.
Personally, this Stat doesn´t bother me in the slightest. I have a very strong, almost delusional, trust in my husband. I see no point in marriage without it. I figure innocent until proven asshole. That and I studied statistics and know that most of them are about as reliable as a Brazilian bus schedule.
And you know what, I wouldn´t want to know. I think the vast majority of the wives/partners of those men feel the same way. I don´t think I could forgive him. It´s not my nature to forgive. It´s in my nature to buy a hatchet.
I think this is a what would you do post. Would you forgive and forget? Does this kind of statistic bother you? What color panties are you wearing? Oh wait, that last one is from the 70%.